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TYRONE, PA. TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 1870. 


Number 1. 





Selcct.-rt l>y H. Young. 
Love Your EnoniicH. 
Angry looks can do no good, 

And blows are death in blindness ; 
Words arc better understood, 

If spoken but in kindness. 
Simple love far more hath wrought, 
Although by childhood muttered, 

Than all the battles ever fought, 

Or oaths that men have uttered. 
Friendship oft would longer last, 
And quarrels he prevented, 

If little words were let go past — 

Forgiven, not resented. 
Foolish filings are frowns and sneers, 

For angry thoughts reveal them ; 
Kather drown them all in tears, 

Than let another feel them. 

For the Companion. 
The I.asl I, cat. 

The years can be compared to the leaves of a hook, 

which contains the history of the world. Each leaf is a 
separate history, all hound together, by ever rolling time 
into one great volume. How important to the human 
race are the filings written therein They reach into 
eternity; and some of them are recorded in that hook, 
which Bhall be opened, and out of which wc shall be 
judged, in the last great day. And now the closing 
lines of another leaf have been written. How necessary 
that before the last word was recorded, we should have 
consecrated ourselves anew unto God; and civ, "search, 
oh Qod, and sec if there lie any evil way in me, anil lead 
me in the way everlasting." In looking hack we Bnd 

we have much 0*086 to be thankful for the many bles- 
BingB and mercies which have been showered upon us. 
Qod has been very gracious. But when wc look into 
the inner ebambl rS ol the heart, what do wc find t Have 
we grown any better ill the last year? Has love and 
faith been IncrcaSi d and strengthened? lias patience 
had its perfect work? Have we any good works to 
look back Upon? Our I x ■ .-. I works have been so defiled 
with rili, that we are constrained to hide our faces, and 

"lis unclean, unclean." "Ood be merciful tome ottn- 

m i " Eighteen hundred and sixty nine, with all its 
Weigh) ofjov ami sorrow i- pa.-t. It has borne with it 

the gleeful laughter of innoeent children, mingled with 
ihu sighs of the aged pilgrim; the moans of the dying, 
and the expression ofjoy from the natal chamber. I low 
many have in the last twelve months laid their loved 
ones la the silent grave! In one house the cradle is 

empty, in another the arm chair Mother'.- r< is, oh ! 

so lonely ; father wan I Ho wl 

voi. ■ in thanksgiving for the bounties ol lift), 

is with the \oiccii- dead llow many sinners, in the 

lad veur, have been convinced of Hiu, and cat their con- 



victions aside ; some have heeded the "still small ro 
and are trying to make their "calling and election SU 
How many have tasted the depths of mental anguish, 
and have been ready to cry out, "my God, why hast 
thou forsaken me." 

Oh ! the past year; what has it not seen of agony and 
sorrow, of poverty and sickne.-s ! The bride in her bri- 
dal robes, the same in the habiliments of the grave — 
The young with buoyant hopes and expectations, the 
same with crushed and bleeding heart-. What has it 
not Been of human suffering on battle fields, in hospitals, 
and prisons. No wonder that in pa ray it waited, 

and drenched itself with tears. J'.ut Old Year thou bast 
a brighter, and better side. Joy and gladness have not 
been wanting in thy history. Thou hast seen united 
households, when smiling plenty has been a constant 
guest: where peace and love have reigned. Acts of be- 
nevolence, deeds of love, and faith, have been scattered 
through each month. Farewell, Old Year, thou hast 
borne us safely to the portals of Eighteen Hundred and 
Seventy. And now we Stand upon the threshold, and 
with Btraining vision try to gaze into the New Year. — 
But how little we can see ; it is BO dark, wc almost fear 
to enter. We are like a frightened child groping in the 
dark, for the hand of its father. We feel that we need 
protection and guidance. May tho band of Jesus lay 
hold of ours, and guide us all through the coning year, 
(jod in mercy has bid the future from as, lest frail hu- 
manity should sink, and faint under present and antici- 
pated woes. If some on last New Years day, could 

have looked into the year thai has now just passed every 
day would ha\c been saddened, through expectation of 

the great sorrow that was coming upon them. The great 
Secret of happiness is perfect trust in (Jod ; full and en 

tire, without one doubt that be will do all things well — 

To know no will but his. Let us in the next \ca; 
to believe, that Qod will each day do that which 

for every one of us. Though we maj bo > • >n I \ afflicted 
let us reincinb >r that our present afflictions wurk foi u- 
a far more exceeding and eternal weight nfgfon \nd 

thai "nO affliction for the present seemelh Joyous, bill 
grIeVOUS; but afterwards it \ ieldeth the peaceable fl nil 

of lighteouaneas." And that "he Bcourges overj 
whom bo recoiveth." Judging from Scripture and the 
past, there are a lew things which wo can anticipate with 
some dogreo ofcortainty. There shall be "wars and ru« 

mors of wars " The sun will ri.-c and sel The four 
seasons will come and go, each leaving us iliar 

blessing Seed lime and h.irvr.-l -hull UOl .j.ou 

the earth, unless the earth cease to be. For aught we 

know, eighteen hundred and -even .r iu 

which the Savior will -land .i-.iiu upon ih, i 
of ii- can w ilh all sincerity 

Qod prepare us all for i 

Companion, cans for me, to ull ihc brethren and 

p rerj happy New \ i: \\ n i.i \ 



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Fur i ht Cutnpa 

Tiuit i unity Ifember* 
iwledged fact, both by nint and sinner, 
that the latter is in the "gait of bitterness, and in the 
iniquity ;" living 

"U ray of chcfrjiiir hope, 

uk of gUmmeriag J.i> . 

therefore, :i part of his natvre to n'n, and be does 
it openlj and w illinurly. The christian is restricted, ami, 
indeed, strives against sin: but be is not entirely free 

from tiic ana "fa corrupt and degenerate nature; 

fur Paul says: "the flesh lustetb against tbe spirit,"' and 
"when I would do good evil is present with me." Hence 
the Savior said, "watch and pray," And it is only 
when we neglect this solemn duty, that Baton finds op- 
portunity to thrust temptations into our pathway. For 
our encouragement Paul has declared that "God is faith- 
ful, who wiU not Buffer you to be tempted above that ye 
arc able ; but will with the temptation also make a way 
to escape, that ye may bo able to hear it."' Consequent- 
ly, through grace, we have power to overcome them : 
and in conquering we have freed ourselves from the 
guilt of sin, and we stand acquitted. We are made to 
rejoice in the God of our salvation ; and the greater the 
temptations, the more joy we realize when carried be- 
yond their reach. 

lWit on the other hand ; when we yield, and Buffer our- 
selves to be instruments in the hands of the devil, we 
are Mire to commit an act condemning in its character, 
or Buffer the lips and tongue to utter that which is equal- 
ly as sinful. And the shame, sorrow, and lacerated con- 
science is ours. We believe, however, sinful act* are 
fewer than the transgressions of the tongue. By this 
little member we become guilty of one of the most la- 
mentable and cruel transgressions, of which, not only 
our christian profession, but almost the whole human 
family is guilty : that of speaking evil ol one another, 
backbiting, Ac It is true, the great and the good, ill 
all ages, have borne a share of it, yel that is no reason 
why we should be guilty of the crime. The poor, igno- 
rant Hottentot, who roams the sandy w astes of Africa, 
or the Esquimaux, surrounded with perpetual snow and 
ice, may be excusable, but surely we, who enjoy the 
privileges and blessings of the Bible, are not. 

That inspired volume teaches us again and again to 
"watch;" it is tbe language of our divine Master him- 
self; and in the face oi it we yield to s&tanic influences, 
ami strike at the tender chord w hich bind- brother to 
brother, and sister to sister, as God's dear children. — 

"These things ought not so to be. - ' The Lord of life 
and glory says : "Bj 'his shall all men know that ye 
are my disciples, ifyehave love one to another.'" in 
committing this evil, the last feeble spark of love is de- 
stroyed : for no one will speak evil of another unless ani- 
mosity, and ill-will rankles within his bosom. 

Vet it Is very often done without an evil design; nev- 
ertheless the crime is done and the individual suffers. — 
His influence is weakened: and the confidence reposed in 
him is shaken. By it a good name is sometimes lost, 
and a good character: a soul robbed ofHs innocency, and 

a heart filled with grief and Badness These are injuries 

ii"t easily repaired: the wound is deep, the stripes are 
: and like a secret poison, works incurable effects In- 
fore it i- discovert d by the sufferer. And it is UBcless, 






I cap no good i,, ourselves of it, but of- 
ten much harm. Labor to sin, ami sever the ties which 
bind our relation to Christ, in order to afflict and grieve 
a brother! The soul that harbors such guilt may truly 
■"I to be J'possessed with the devil," for it is the na- 
ture of those accursed spirits to delight in the misqrii 
men ; and till that be east out, they are lit only to dwell 
among gr; & tombs as did the possessed. Mark 5: 

::. 

The Bible proclaims against it; reason and judgment 
teach us better things. And after we have done all the 
harm and injury in our power, in this respect, what have 
we gained? Only the dreadful ire and ven i'.fe- 

hovah. And in view of this fart, let us see if one deep, 

run, earnest thought, will not cause a cessation of this 
growing evil. Whatever may be ihe motive, whether 
fame, wealth, or any other cause; it is all lost tons when 
death lays his icy lingers upon the silvery thread of our 

tence. And remember, oh poor fallen humanity, that 
you are going with rapid strides to reap a dusty bed. — 
fjpon every finger-board of life's journey, in unmistaka- 
ble characters, it is written : "To the grave! - ' "to the 
grave!'' Ami though hoary hairs should be permitted 
to crown our heads, and life's evening shades to gather 
thick around us; it is only through the tender mercies of 
d'od that we have been left to ripen for the tomb, and by 

lar demonstration, to prove our nearness to judg- 
ment. 

And let as remember, too, that the victim upon whom 
our abuse and backbiting falls, is, likewise, going the 
way of all flesh; and is very likely to be one who alrea- 
dy strives with cares ami sorrow*, and whose daily toil 
fills up the measure of his days. And alter he has 
borne all our ill-treatment, it may be a solemn privilege 
of ours to witness his expiring moments : to see his life- 
less body wrapped in its winding sheet preparatory to its 
final resting place. Ayv, a body attired for the grave, 
causes deep and solemn impressions to roll across our 
minds. "Who can look upon the cold, crumbling remains 
of friend or foe. and if ever he has wronged him, not call 
to mind wherein he has been unfaithful and unkind?—- 
That mortal flesh had its temptations, its trials and af- 
flictions, with which to contend: its battles were dearly 
Won; ami with all we have added to its cares ami sor- 
rows. Guilty conscience smites ; and -God, in thunder- 
ing tones, calls for justice. 

These is no doubt, thai many upon whom our rage 
and Blander is vent, have gone to join the glorified mill- 
ions in heaven, who now make the heavenly arches ring 
with songs and hallelujahs to the Lamb. Their suffering 
time is ever and they are now vying with angels in the 
Bongs of redemption and tribulation. We are spared 
spared as living monuments of God's amazing mercy.— 
Let US then be faithful to the living; and wound not' the 
tender lamb, nor add a furrow to the silvered brow 

J. II. WARSTLEB 
A. 10 Ports, JikI. 



Abr tht Companion. 
I.CIIIIK llicill. 

The above word signifies genera] ; altogether; ami was 
applied to the church councils of the early christians 

w hen ev civ bramh or diocese oftho church' was repre- 
sent, d. The first general or ecumenical council a.ssem- 



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bled at tlio city ofXico in Bithynia, In Juno, A.J) 325. 
It is known in history as the council of Nice, and was 
composed of three hundred and eighteen (818) Bishops, 
with many other officials, But a few short years before 
the Christian church had almost suffered extinction. The 
persecution of Diocletian (A. D. 304) had lain nearly 
every christian house of worship in ashes ; and the hum- 
hie followers of the meek and lowly Jesus of Nazareth 
no longer dared meet in their sacred assemblies for pub- 
lic worship- Many had suffered death by cruel tortures: 
they were roasted over flow fires, lacerated with knives 
and other sharpened instruments, crucified head down- 
ward, thrown into kettles of boiling oil, and tortured with 
all the devilish ingenuity of Pagan Idolaters. Those 
who escaped with their lives fled into the deserts ; they 
wandered in mountains and lived in caves and dens of 
the earth, (lleb. II: 38); and nowhere in all the do- 
mains of the Roman government did a man dare openly 
avow himself a christian. But now the victories of Con- 
stantino the Groat, the first Christian Emperor of Borne, 
(whose conversion according to tradition was miracu- 
lous) had called them from their exile and hiding pi; 
and they were met to legislate for the christian world. — 
Bound together as they were by ties of love, strengthen- 
ed by Buffering, and tempered by persecution ; this first 
eouneil must have Been the purest, the wisest, and the 
best of all the great councils that have since been held. 
History tells us but little of the proceedings of this coun- 
cil. It was presided over by Constantino. Many here- 
sies that bad crept into the church were condemned. — 
"The Jficene Creed were determined and twenty canons 
wero passed upon by tho council." After sitting two 
months they separated. 

The second ecumenical council met at Constantinople, 
A. I). 381. Judging from its angry debates and stormy 
ion, corruption had already made strong headway in 
the church. "Gregory of NazianZUS had been elected 
Bishop of Constantinople, audit was to annul or con- 
firm his election that the second council had been called. - ' 
Violent disputes and fierce invectives characterized its 
ioh. It dissolved July, A D. 3S1. "The war of 
controversy had ceased; but the fierce disputes, the bitter 
invectives; the unchristian violence, and the infamous 
morals of many of the members of the Second council" 
•ill preserved to as by history. 
The third council met at Kphcsus, in June, A. I). 431. 
This too like its |. • r is noted for its strife, its an- 

disputatione and the shameful want of decorum 
among it* members. Jt is evident in this early age of 

the church that the Bishops and Prelates wen; actuated 

selfish motives ; Bolf-advancemcut seems to 

have been their only object. Hence their angry dis- 
putes and violent anathemas, which would to-da\ put to 
shame any public us.-emblv. True chri.-tiauii \ was to l„- 
found only among the poor and humble of t he citrli ; and 
i! was the-c who kept the truth as it is in JuSUS from dc- 
lilemeiit. The third council greW out of a disputl 
i ween two Prelates ; mid its general character ma_\ be 
m<1 from the chum's that led to its OSBODlblhlg. Af- 
ter ;t Ion I of .-hameful di.-cord il 

the Krupcror Tin • 
Tho fourth council met at Cbali \. I »., 

I.. I "Five hundred Bishops attended, ami Senators mid 



Nobles were mingled with the priestly throng to restrain 

their tumultuous impulses." 

The fifth council assembled at Borne A. D. 558. 

The sixth and last general council met at Constantino- 
ple, A. 1). 080. "The Emperor Agatho presided, a band 
of soldiers enforced good order, and the faith in the in- 
fallibility of Papacy was forever shattered by the convic- 
tion of Pope Ilonorious as a heretic." Many other coun- 
cils were held after this, but they were not general in 
their character. 

About this time the dismemberment of the church took 
place, and the whole church was never again assembled 
in council. Although the Roman Catholic Church called 
the councils that were since assembled Ecumenical, thej 
were nQt so, as only part of the whole church was as- 
sembled. The last of these councils, known as the fa- 
mous council of Trent, assembled at Trent, A. D. L545. 
In 1547 it was transferred to Bologna, and again to 
Trent. It remained in session until April, 1552, when it 
was dissolved after a session of seven years. 

Two years ago Pope Pius IX, issued a decree calling a 
council to meet at Borne in December 18C9. Every 
Bishop in the Roman Catholic Church is bound by vir- 
tue of his oath of office to obey this decree of the P 
This is the ecumenical council we hear so much of to-day. 
Many of the Bishops haro already assembled at Borne. 
It will be opened on the Sth of December by the Pope. 
That any good will come of it is hard to believe ; but let 
us hope that it will at least condemn the intolerant bi 
ry of the church of Romo, for in all human probability 
it will be the lad council called by a Pope. 

D. L. MILLER 
Polo, tits. 

For tht Companion. 
To my Yonnger Brethren iu Christ. 

First I will explain whom I mean to address by tho 
term younger Brethren. 1 turn to 1 Peter 5 : 5, where 
I read, "Ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder." 
I hope that no christian brother will be "grieved " when 
we use the term "younger " and "elder brethren." In 
looking over the above named chapter. I find iu the I 
place that Peter gives an exhortation unto tho "elders " 
in office, for such there were in the church in the a 
tolic ayv, and we are j,dad that there are still such in 
the christian church, and if we have come to an 
when we dare not make mention of the terms "young- 
er " and "elder brethren," without gr\ -■•me, wo 

hope to God to prevent us from becoming "sclf-w ill. 
and of "speaking evil of dignities," by "rebuking 
knd forbidding them to have the "ov< of the i 

of tied," Ac. It is not every brother that is qualified 
K>r the office of an "elder," because there are Import 
duties required of such, and (iod \sill not hold t hut man 
guiltless, who "rebukes an old 

But 1 am off the text. In the second place I find I 
• iie brethren Into tw o . 

.. lined, ami wry emphatically tells the ■ to 

submit themselves unto the eld 

hut vhler, meaning the elder brethren It i.-. true tho 

term nig" are QOt UBod here, u! 

Would b>- « hele two. 

pared, \cl, mi\ uopujudiccd mind Will at U 

(hat duo rovoroneo must be given to the eldvr bn 







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1 ! . -. ■ a, that it Ifl nn evil that I can 

nlun..-t iJjiilv ;-«■<• iii<rfii-iiiir, of making ■ distinction be- 
tween the older and the younger ; Inn I very ranch fear 
the ovil i.- more and more increasing, <>f the jroui 
ting tlic eld< rs, and ceasing to submit themselves 
Ibe elder. We, as the younger, even in worldly 
matters, often seo different t" the older ones, but it would 
be unwise in children t.> resist their parenta' admonition 

in mutters which they understood different, and if chil- 
dren submit themselves unto their parenta until they be- 
come older, they will then see that their parenta saw 
further into the "future than they. Just so in the church, 
if we, the younger, would submit ourselves unto the el- 
der, when we see different on sonic points not plainly 
Tih in the word <>f (iod, we would leurn (as num- 
bavedono) that the elder often sec further into the 
future than the younger. If the younger would always 

have submitted themselves unto the elder, the ehureh 
would be purer to-day than it is, and mountains of troub- 
les would never have been. 

I i:i vet young in the church, but I was taught to 

honor old age in the world, and I am taught to do 80 in 

the ehureh I feel for the old brethren, and judging the 

Future by the past, I pray not to become old, but that 

would prepare us all for the second coming of 

Christ. I will leave the subject for the present. I could 

rejoice to hoar some warning from my elder brethren on 

thifl Bubject, and I hope they may yet givo it. "Wisdom 

is justified of her children." Read the 24-Hh hymn. — 

•k to yourselves, that we lose not the things which 

we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward." 

NOAH LONGANECKER. 



For ttu Companion. 
Where i* Paradise. 

On page 731 Vol. 5, of Companion, brother 
V S. Chamberlain asks the question: ""Where 
is the Paradise of which the Savior said to the 
thief: "To-day shalt thou be in paradise with 
me '." Immediately following the question an 
answer appears by brother Grabill Meyers. But 
another question follows in my mind, and that 
is whether brothcrMeyer's answer makes brother 
Chamberlain any wiser on the subject. Be this 
;is it may, I think the subject is one that will 
admit of much deep, prayerful, and earnest in- 
tigation. It virtually involves the question 
;^ to the state of the dead between death and 
the resurrection, and it indirectly involves the 
question as to the essentiality of obeying any of 
the teachings of the gospel anymore than the 
thief did. which was simply to say: "Ix>rd re- 
member me when thou comest in thy kingdom." 
It, as is generally taught, and too generally be- 
licvil, the Savior went to Heaven the day he 
spoki- this to the thi< f. and because the thief re- 
pented, as is claimed, in the last hour of his life, 
while writhing in the very agonies of death, he 



was also taken immediately to Heaven, then it 
naturally follows that all others may be saved in 
the same way, thus virtually setting aside all 
ordinances of the gospel. Can we accept this 
view of the case 1 I, for one, cannot. 

The first proposition that I will state in rela- 
tion to their circumstance, is this : 

The Savior that day went someplace, and the 
thiel went with him to wherever that place was. 
This is plain from the text itself. 

Now where was that place, was it Heaven ? 
We say no — Why not 1 because three day* af- 
terwards, he declared to Mary that he had not 
yet ascended to his Father and her Father. — 
John 21 : 17. If he had not ascended to Heav- 
en three days alter the crucifixion where did he 
go \ and where was the Thief with him 1 have 
we any light shed on this subject in the testimo- 
ny of his witnesses X certainly we have in plain 
and unmistakable language. "Now that he as- 
cended, what is it but that he also descended 
first into the lower parts of the earth 1" Eph. 
4 : 9. Mark the emphatic assertion of Paul : 
"he first descended" before he ascended. — 
When did he do this ] we claim as soon as he 
died on the cross, "for he was put to death in 
the body but quickened by the spirit, by which 
also he went and preached unto the spirits in 
prison, which sometime were disobedient, when 
once the long suffering of God waited in the 
days ol Noah." 1 Pet. 3: 18, 19, 20. Here 
Peter declares that Christ, when he was put to 
death in the flesh, his spirit went and preached 
unto the spirits in prison, who were disobedient 
in the days of Noah. Now where was this pris- 
on ] It was in the underworld, or as Paul says 
in the "lower parts of the earth ;" and there is 
where Christ went the day that he said to the 
thief "to-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise." 
Nothing can be more plain, when we take these 
witnesses together. 

Well what did he go there tor? Why to 
k preach the gospel to them that were dead, that 
they may be judged as men in the flesh. 1 Pet. 
4 : G. From this last testimony of Peter it is 
clear that these who were preached to by the 
spirit of Christ, were not in the flesh, but in the 
spirit; which also contradicts the theory of 
most commentators who claim that Noah preach- 
ed through the spirit of Christ ; for let it be 
remembered that the antediluvians were in the 



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flesh when Noah preached to them ; but the 
spirit pf Christ preached to their spirits, so that 
they could justly be judged by the Gospel, the 
same as men in the flesh. 

Let us bear in mind that the Gospel is the 
criterion by which the world will be judged. — 
The quick and the dead, that is, those who 
were dead before the Gospel was preached, or 
revealed to the world, and a personal manifesta- 
tion of Christ was necessary to ultimately pre- 
pare all for the eternal judgment, and to them 
that were in the iiesh he was manifeshed in the 
flesh, and to those who were in the spirit he 
was manifested in the spirit; so that all may be 
judged alike. Now to my mind it appears, in 
relation to this thief, that he was standing too 
near the brink of death, when he applied to the 
Savior, to make his peace, calling, and election 
sure, in the day of his flesh, and as the propi- 
tious time for the spirits, who like himself, had 
been disobedient in the flesh, was then to come, 
lie was classed with them, and whatever their 
opportunity of chance of salvation was to be, 
was to be his alto ; hence he was cited to the 
spirit world, where he was to be with the Savior 
that day, where the gospel was to be preached 
to him and the rest of the dead, that they might 
all be judged as men in the flesh. 

Here you might ask. if the opportunity was 
offered to the thief, is it then not granted to 
all, as well as to him'? We answer no. That 
opportunity ceased a very short time after it was 
granted to the thief, when Christ said : "it is 
finished." Then, and since then, the gospel is 
revealed to this world, and we need not expect 
to have it preached to us after death. But we 
sav again, that thoso who were dead before it 
was finished had this opportunity granted to 
them, and the thief along with the rest. Christ 
died to lave the world, past, present, and future, 
all will have a chance to be Bayed, hut all in 
their own order ; yet all by the same means, the 

( iospel. 

In view of this glorious truth the Prophet Da- 
vid lun told in relation to Christ that his soul 
Bhonld nut he left in the underworld, nor his 

body bm corruption. Acts 3. Hence Chris! in 

his glorious triumph declares, through St John: 
•'I ana he thai liveth and was dead, and behold 
[ am alive forevermorc \men ; And havt the 



keys of death and of hell," (or "the underworld" 
as the revised version has it.) 

In conclusion, a few words about the word 
Paradise. All the authors I ever consulted give 
the primary meaning of the word about as Web- 
ster does: "a pleasure garden, a park, an enclos- 
ure," &c. But when we get hold of one who 
gives a general comment on the word we find 
that its meaning is shrouded with more myste- 
ries than any other word in a thousand. It is 
questionable, by nearly all, whether it is of He- 
brew, Chaldaic, or of some other origin. Tho 
locality of the place is also a question of much 
speculation. Some claim it is the Heaven above 
the skies: some in the sky above the clouds; 
some locate it above the river Euphrates; oth- 
ers on the Earth, and others under the Earth. — 
See Smith's Bible Dictionary with his comment 
on Paradise. But from the circumstances con- 
nected with the subject treated above, my own 
conclusion is that, among other meanings, 
Paradise is a land of spirits, and hence the glo- 
rious habitation of God. or the place of the 
spirits of just men made perfect is the Paradise 
of God, Rev. 2: 7; 2 Cor. 12: 4, which aro 
the only places (except in the case of the thief) 
where the word is used in the New Testament 
to my knowledge. Both these places evidently 
refer to a place of spirits, in happiness and glory ; 
but from the various circumstances connected 
with the word, as it occurs in the case of the 
thief, I am forced to the conclusion that its 
meaning is not limited to the upper spirit world, 
but also refers to the under spirit world, where 
the Savior and the thief went immediately after 
the crucifixion and where the thief took his 
chance with the other spirits who were there be- 
fore him. 

P. J. BROWN. 

. Ohio. 



Men will wrangle for religion 



fight for it ; 
it. — Laooti. 



die lor it ; anvthim 



write for 
but — live 



it ; 
for 



It is oh enable 

have least religion 



that in general those who 
to lose are most ready to 



thrott it into danger. — AVr. JuJm l\'< . 

The heart seldom gTOWl D ttei bl 1M \ 
young liar will j^ein rail) U- tin old one ; and ■ 
young knave only R gl no. 



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tft Iht Companion. 
\ 1 1 •» \» < r to llrotllpr < liiiiiilH'i-Iaiiis K\ iict.i . 

Christ said to the penitent thief upon the 
CZOSS, "To-day slialt tliou be with me in Para- 
dise." The brother asks, "Where is Paradise ( 
and then says, "I do not think it is in Heaven, 
or, at least not in the presence oi the Father, 
for Jesus told Mary three days alter, that he had 
not yet ascended to the Father." 

With a sense of the fallibility of my own mind; 
and, therefore, desiring the aid of that Spirit, 
4 «vho leads into all truth," I will give a few im- 
pressions and deductions, drawn from Scripture, 
upon this subject. 

What the Savior said to the thief was evi- 
dently with reference to their souls; lor the body 
of the former was that day to be laid in Joseph's 
Sepulchre; while that of the latter was very 
likely deposited in a nameless grave, and this 
the ltedecmer knew full well. What he told 
Mary, was spoken after the resurrection, and 
before the ascension, of his now immortal and 
glorified body to the right hand of the Father ; 
and, was consequently said with reference to 
that lixJij. 

The last words of the dying ltedeemer were, 
"Father, into thy hands 1 commit my Spirit," 
( Luke 23 : -16.) These words show that his 
Boulj the second person in the Godhead, which, 
in the garden of Gethsemane, and upon the 
cross, "had tasted spiritual death for every man," 
and, which, having been released from that body, 
in connection with which it had thus vicarious- 
ly suffered, was re-united to Deity in all his in- 
finite attributes. The "Spirit, of the Son of 
( rod therefore, was, during the time intervening 
between the death and resurrection of his body, 
in the presence of the Father, and the "to-day" 
spoken of to the repenting thief, being a part 
of that time, the conclusion is that Paradise is 
in Heaven, in the presence of God. 

All Lexicographers, ancient and modern, de- 
fine Paradise as a place of bliss. It was the 
name given to the garden of Eden, the happy 
temporal home of our first parents, prior to the 
fail; and, being a type of Heaven, when figura- 
tively used, it denotes the eternal and blissful 
abode of the righteous. Our Savior tells us of 
mi place of which this can be said, except the 
mansions in his lather's house. 

Stephen, the first martyr, was permitted to 
have a vision of this glorious paradise before In- 



closed his eyes in death, and he beheld Jesus 
there, "standing on the right hand of God."— 
Part of his dying prayer was, "Lord Jesus, re- 
ceive my spirit." (Acts 7: 59.) That prayer 
was no doubt answered, and his ransomed soul 
immediately ushered into the presence of his 
adored Redeemer. To suppose his "Spirit" 
was made to occupy some intermediate state, is 
to assume that his prayeriwas unanswered and 
that Heaven was opened to his longing eyes, in 
mcch ///, God's word hewever vindicates its Au- 
thor against this ; for Stephen was one of those 
"who were slain for the word of God, and for 
the testimony which; they held;" whose souls 
the Revelator tells us are beneath the golden al- 
tar, that is belore the throne of God. (Rev 6 : 9 
& 8: 3 & 9: 13.) 

Some tell us that if the souls of the righteous 
enter Heaven, and those of the wicked go to 
hell immediately after the death of the body, the 
general judgment is forestalled. Such forget 
that we "shall receive according to the deeds 
done in the body," and, that hence, it is but 
reasonable to suppose final judgment will not be 
passed, until after soul and body have re-united, 
subsequent to the resurrection. To remove all 
doubt upon this point, the words of Jesus come 
to our aid, "The beggar died and was carried 
by angels into Abraham's bosom : the rich man 
also died and was buried, and in hell he lifted up 
his eyes being in torments. (Luke 16 : 22, 23.) 
If the soul of the rich man suffers the torments 
of hell, it is not presuming too much to say the 
reverse is true of Lazarus ; his spirit is enjoying 
the bliss of Heaven, in the society of Abraham 
Isaac and Jacob; and of James, Stephen and 
Paul, and even of the penitent thief who died 
upon the cross; to whom his agonizing Redeem- 
er said, "To-day shalt thou be with me in Para- 
dise. 

SILAS THOMAS. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

If a man who prays, could see all that comes 
to him every day in answer to prayer, all the 
things bestowed which he had desired in pray- 
er, and which would not have been conferred on 
him if he had not prayed, there would no longer 
be any doubt on the question whether God an- 
swers prayer. 

By baying nothing to do, men learn to do evil. 



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For the Companion. 
•One tiling I kuOW." 

"One tiling I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see." 

Brother Henry ; This eveniug I was visited by 
Brother M. and he asked me : "why don't you write 
for the Companion ?" I answered, "I will write," I 
opened the Biblo, and read John ix ; the miraculoug 
healing of the blind man. In the 25 vene he eays, 
in answer to the questions of the J'harisees : — ''One 
thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see." 
The corporeal change of this poor blind man, is the 
spiritual experience of every real christian. He was 
blind but now he sees. He may know it. It extends 
to one thing — u One thinyl know, that, whereas, I was 
blind now I see." The christian knows that he has 
obeyed God's commandments : that he has been faithful 
in all his ways — that whatever he has found to do he 
has done, and that he has done it cheerfully and joyful- 
ly. His heart has been changed, and although he may 
not be able to point out the precise time or place, where 
or when it occured, yet he knows that it is so. Who 
knows precisely when the day begins, yet one thing 
we know, that the sun is rising ; it is dawn, it is day. 
We know when spring is anived, yet we cannot fix the 
exact hour, nor day, nor week, when it will be summer. 
Whatsoever the combination of circumstances may be 
that will bring us to Christ, it is enough for us to know 
that the work has been done, and to acknowledge that 
lie has done it. % 

One of the principle effects of this happy change is, 
the taking away all hatred and enmity from our hearts, 
and instead thereof filling them with kindness, and with 
love. O, how many beautiful examples of this spirit of 
kindness we have in the Bible. In the 38th chapter of 
Jeremiah we find one of these incidents. When the 
Ethiopian drew the prophet forth with cords he took 
thence, old cast clouts and old rotten rags to put un- 
der his arm holes, under the cords ? He let down this 
softening for fear that the prophet would be hurt. We 
should not only relieve but in a spirit of tenderness. — 
And when called upon for assistance in cases whero we 
must refuse, let it be done in the same spirit. We 
have seen BOine refusing with more kindness than oth- 
ers have given ; the melting eye, the soothing voice, 
an 1 plaintive countenance, showed the spirit which 
within, and which animated the inner man. Hero is 
the changed man, however it may have conic. The 
eases are different now to what they w '1. What 

a difference between the oon\ r the Jailor, ami 

the opening of tb if Lydia;and between the 

lation "i the Sai iorto Saul • and I i 

aelios. Yet in ail thi all was the 

same. How car disown | i I 

different froi i i idle th< v 
walk as becometh the l 

Bat with ourselves the different. EIow nice 

1 B niit for 04 t I prove ll whether we are in the 

faith, and wfaethi dj can say : 1 onoe irai blind 

but now I floo. Mark what oonfidt nee this man had. 



He did not pretend to argue with thoso learned yet 
l>in I sophists. Yet he knew what God had done for 
him. He could not be mistaken that now he could see. 
A christian indeed is not an enthusiast, and he 
wishes that his religion may appear what it really is : 
a reasonable service, lie that believeth hath the wit- 
ness in himself. He has received the truth in love. 
He ha3 felt its power and blessedness. Such a man 
can be trusted even among infidels. He has a certain- 
ty, out of which he can neither be laughed nor reason- 
ed. His heart is established in grace and truth. With 
him they are not mere notions but principles. It also 
qualifies amaa for dealing with others in divine things. 
It excites his zeal and enables him to speak with earn- 
estness, because ho can speak without doubt. '-Wo 
have searched it ; so it is ; hear it, and know thou for 
thy good." '-That >vhich we have seen declare we un- 
to you, that ye also may have fellowship with as." — 
And truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with 
his son Jesus Christ. It also strengthens and encour- 
ageth in adversity. ''I have much" says he "to hum- 
ble me, but I am not without causes for thankfuhu 
I know that he has enabled me to see the evil of sin, 
the beauty of holiness, the worth of his grace. I know 
I lo/c his salvation, and I count all things but loss for 
the exccllcnev of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my 
Lord." 

E. M. BGHBOCK. 

for On: Comjmuioti. 
l'roportiesol Salvation. 

1st. Salvation is free. It requires no literary qualifi- 
cations, no conditions — save thoso contained in the Bi- 
ble, and easily complied with ; and is without money and 
without price. 

2nd- Salvation is extensive. It is prepared before the 
face of all people, and Jesus gave himself a ransom for 
all — gentiles, as well as h»r the house of Israel. 

!5rd. Salvation is pure. It not only contains pardon* 
ingj but sanctifying grace j and Is designed to sure us 
from all Impurities. 

4th. Salvation Is perpetual. It will secure us life 

everlasting,, where joy is unspeakable and full of triors ; 
and shall never bring US into condemnation. 

The wreath of salvation is justification, adoption, and 

Banctification, May wo all i>e so happy as to rejoice in 

the hope, and experience of salvation. 

s. B PURR! 
HarUntburg, Pa, 

Humility.— I observe Qod hath chosen the vine, a 

low plant thai crc< ps upon the helpless w all ; of all Ih 

the soft and patient lamb; of all bird*, the mild and guile. 

i tin- lose of the Ih Id and the Ilk of 

the rallej \\ b< n Qod appearod to M il was not in 

the lofty Cedar, nor the sturdy oak, north-' uprvu 
palm, luit in a bush, an ht.mUe, Blender, abject bush \ 
il he would by tb< lions check the conceited arro- 

gance of n ham. 

[f in a conversation you think a person « ..her 

hint i difference of opinion than offi r ■ contradiction 



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LsUan Family Companion 

. .Jj. I*:*., tun. I, ISVO. 

Introduction (o Volume Slv. 

(VO wrote our first 

i to the Cf r ! 

i I • 

I \ ad yol a great many 

bavo transpired Bince that time. 
Then we were ia the midst of terrible 
•j thing wore an i 
ion. D is u wonder that we 
should have attempted an enterprise 
kind at Bnch a gloom) time, 
ilty was God's 
ppeara to have boon 
I u 
Fi\ o \ ears ago w .'•need the 

.. do the 

i on the 
A Wash- 
in hand pi i i ide do the work. 
An apprentice boy and the editor, by 
>n.tl assistance of a mate printer, 
do the work. Four hundred and eight) 
printed. The size is eight 
Che t\ pes are old and much 

lay we commence the sixth vol- 
< lomo \\ iih ns and see no 1 
we do. Wo occupy three rooms, and 
ill cramped. A largo cylinder 

i propelled by a two horse 

powor steam engine prints the paper.-!. 

Four printers are busily employed in 

tendic press, and feed- 

; . The size is 

. and three thousand six 

hundrcd papers' are issued. The type 

I the print fair and 

■ ; il thus i that the hand 

, and ini| 
I our way. For all • 
,1 to Qo 
I us, and to our friends who 
bis willing in itrnments. Such 
Ight to humble 
God. Whether they have 
bad this tendency is best known to 
r hearts, and w h<> 

vol- 



uine, we shall take upoa OUTBelf re- 
in writ responsibilities ami luboi 

.on! invoke not only renew- 
ed hut inOl race from above. — 
We pray for BUCh grace, ami solicit 
the prayers of God's people in our be- 
half. 

• If, and for what we 
can do, we can only resolve ; we can 
try. We have resolved that, by God's 
help, our pari of the labors of the 
present volume shall he better per- 
formed than any heretofore, and that 
volume six shall oxcodc any of its 
predecessors in interest and nseful- 

We hope that much of our severe 
labor has been performed, ami that 

many perplexing and unpleasant du- 
ties need not he repeated. I fence we 
expect to move along smoothly. We 
do not expect ■> many storms 

from within, and hope to lie able to 
aim more frequently at sins without. 
Nevertheless, wherever sin raises its 
target, thither our arrow will he 
drawn. Neither wealth, rank, or age 
can defend it against, the sword of the 
spirit. 

We desire especially dining the 
present volume to direct our energies 
to the confirmation of the believers, in 
those truth's that are most plainly 
taught in the Word of Truth, and 
our pen in exposing and confu- 
ting the most prevalent and glaring 
errors in the popular religion of the 
day; .and more especially such as 
are making efforts to insinuate them- 
selves into the Brotherhood. In this 
undertaking we trust we shall have 
the united sympathy and support of 
our hrctbren and sisteis at least 

Without taking upon oursclf any 
farther restrictions we now enter upon 
our duties, and oiler our readers the 
result of our labors. 



"THE PIOUS YOUTH." 

The first number of a Juvenile pn- 
aring the above title, ha 
issued ai this office A number have 

■ q1 on:, :n,ii bo far as heard 

his isSUI • :i the hi , 



isfaction. We are very much in 
earnest in this work, and the pros- 
pects are encouraging. 

The subscription price is $1.00. 

The Companion and the Pious 
Youth will be sent one year for I 
Subscribers to the Companion may 
add the Youth at any time during the 
year for 75cts. 

We will also send the Youth and 
the Phrenological Journal for 4 
just what the Journal would cost if 
taken alone. Or the Companion and 
the Journal for $3.50. 



Yi*its. 

Brother Peter S. Myers, of McVcy- 
town, Fa., stopped with us on the loth 
ultimo. On the 10th he filled the ap- 
pointment made for him at our meet- 
ing-house near Warriors Mark. As 
we were very throng we could not ac- 
company bim. We spent a few hours 
in pleasant and we hope profitable 
conversation. 

Brother John 11. Denlinger, one of 
our first patrons, of Dayton, Ohio. 
staid with us over night, on the 22nd 
ult.. while on his way to visit his af- 
flicted mother, residing in Lancaster 
county. 

The above notices should have ap- 
peared in No. 60,' of last volume but 
were hurried out. 

Brethren J. S. Flory, of West Vir- 
ginia, and Daniel D. Sell, of .Mi isouri, 
arc now (Dec. 30th) with us, of whom 
we shall have more to say in our next. 



The Prospects. 

Our actual circulation for Volume 
six is yet undecided. We can only 
judge from appearances. The pros- 
are encouraging. Everywhere, 
where the agents have all reported 
there has been an increase, some 10, 
some fiit, and some 100 per cent. — 
There is a general complaint of the 
scarcity of money, ns one of the ob- 
stacles in the way of obtaining sub- 
scribers. We hope our friends will 
not relax their energies until every 
proper effort has been made, and all 
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Brother Daniel Trump of Melro.se, 
Ills., would receive it as a favor if 
some brother would give him the Ad- 
dress of brother Elijah Showalter who 
moved from West Salem, Ohio, to 

somewhere in Michigan. 

• ♦ • 

Wo learn through several of our 
correspondents that brother Heyser 
and his wifo, of Georgia, arc on a vis- 
it to Montgomery county and Phila- 
delphia. Should bo pleased to have 

them come up this way. 

•• — 

Answers to Correspondents. 

George Lint. We have made in- 
quiry about the book you have order- 
ed, and are credibly informed that it 
is an infidel production; intended for 
a slur upon Christianity. As we do 
not wish to disseminate the works of 
skeptics, we do, therefore, most re- 
spectfully decline making any effort to 
put you in possession of the book. 

We suppose when you know what 
the book is, you will not desire to 
have it. 

Lewis Kimmel. You can take sev- 
enty-five cents from any subscriber to 
tho Companion, as full subscription 
to the Pious Youth, either for them- 
selves or to be sent to a friend. And 
vice versa, those who arc taking the 
Youth may have the Companion at 
$1.25. There is only one right way 
and that is to use all alike. 

Jacob Mack. P. M. Holsinger'i 
address is Puncausville, Blair Co., Pa. 

Matthias Swiiiart. Do not know 
whether your article on "Hope" ha> 
been received, and we have not time 
to look after it. If it ever comes un- 
der our notice, it will receive the Mine 
attention as any other composition. 

Jacob Bahh. Your subscription is 

paid to 7-Hi, and Prael Daris' to the 
end of volume live and hu ri 

his last comber. 

Jacob Gotwam, At present there 
are poor p for me to go away 

from borne to preach. Will do my 
best to come to Green Tree, before 
long. 

Jons Babnhabt. You bare paid 
to No. s, Vol. <■>, leoording I 
books. 

w m Hoi men a The nonej jrou 
soni was received and plat i 

credil ??bj 11 was not ockuou I 
ue do not know. 



Philemon Hoffert. We will send 
you the Pious Youih six months for 

yoefr trouble. Will that be right ? 

Wm. EL Bailey. We sent you two 
plain Sheep Hymn Books on the 20th 
of September last. We suppose the 

books had been previously sent, and 
the order neglected to be cancelled. 
If you can sell them it will be all right. 



An Importer. 

A man of red complexion, sandy 
hair, wearing a long beard "marred" 
at the "corners" ; of stature about 5 
feet 8 or 10 inches ; speaks the Ger- 
man language fluently; boasts of liter- 
ary attainments, and says he can con- 
verse in seven different languages ; 
takes up an English publication and 
reads it, translating it as rapidly as 
he can ordinarily speak ; is well ac- 
quainted with the Brethren in various 
sections; represents himself as Paul 
Kurtz, son of brother Henry Kurtz, 
of Columbiana, Ohio; says he is in 
partnership with James Quinter, of 
Ohio, and immensely rich, being a 
joint owner of a Woolen Factory, 
Gristmill, and other real estate in Elk- 
hart county, Indiana, has been travel- 
ing through Indiana county, Pa., on 
the ostensible business of making col- 
lections of some largo sums of money 
from different persons. He represents 
himself as a brother. He hap lost two 
fingers (the middle and small) of the 
left hand. His real business is as yet 
shrouded in mystery to us ; but be ifl 
a grand impotter as has been verified 
by one of the undersigned who went 
to see and be convinced that he is not 
brother Kurtz. 

Levi Fey, 
Daniel Buallikii, 
Jacob R rploolk. 
Josjepb Hoi -in 
Visitor please copy, 

A muoiiii cements. 

Skiiics Of If] 

At tin Spring Run v 

. , two mill a from v . 
menelng on tba arming ot tba i^Ui nit., 

I Juiiuiiry, and eootlnn i w or more.— 

■ 
ui,< oidi r». \\ o i ilend « 
to mil 

Tin- brethren in the Lowlatown branch Drj 
Valley I 

meeting •% 

tin Ul- until i 
mmi-t. i log in. tbn > »' ' • 

Loa d m illon i» thr ttoppii . , 

-t.ru i; has \\s \i.i 
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Southern IihI lHhlriet Jlcc; 

The Brethren in the Southern l>i>- 
trict of Indiana will hold their district 
meeting, the Lord willing, inth 
coon Creekcongregation, Montgomery 
county, five miles south-west of] ado- 
ga, in the Brethren's meeting-hoose, 
on Thursday the 13th day of January, 
1870. 

Ladoga, on the New Albany and 
Michigan City Railroad, will ' 
Stopping point for brethren coming liy 
railroad. By order of the Chun 
Matthias Fran 



Gleaming* from SnlMserlbera 

The Companion is a light to m_\ 

path through this dark world. 

Geo. Ke.nnki:. 



I would be very much lost without 
m, inn. If you start the 
Youth I will be a subscribe] 
Eliza D 



A worthy brother says: "S 
they cannot L r et time to read the 
if they take the ' 

elude not to take it : read 

the I'.ilile. This looks a little plausi- 
ble, but it is to be feared that there 
are other moth i 

as they are generally the ablest to pay 
for it, and I fear the Bible will not bo 
read more in 1870 than it was in tho 
past year. 

V- a general thing the members in 
moderate circumstances subscribe 

more readily than the wealthy. I es- 
pecially remember om who 
makes her living by hard lal 

e\ ery fall, 

meni is made that I am tul 

scribers for the I 

forward and subscribe, and -In 
always pay in good tine w 
ing eiavi d for it. Shi I 

scribed for the P 

being solicited." 



and 1 thought it '■'. 

por for a 
though I ■ iho for ii 

I w ant j on, it 

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bv the living minister, yot Judging by 
the fact thai so small a proportion of 
those who throng our places of wor- 
ship, lire willing to BODBCribe for the 
paper, the above Booms not to be the 

Perhaps they are bo impi 
with the idea of a 'Tree" Gospel thai 
thej Mumble at tho price of a year's 
subscription, not remembering that 
'laborer is worthy of his hire," 
and that we should "help bear one 
another's burdens and thus fulfil the 
law of Christ' 1 May the Lord Mess 
you in your labors to promote the 
welfare of his creature 



Wo have been reading tho Compan- 
ion for some time and would Dot do 
without it for ail it costs, I will take 
tho Youth too. 

PXTBB ti a i i.t. 



I am doing all that I can to get sub- 
scribers for the Companion. I think 
I am working in a good cause. The 
percentage you allow to the agents, I 

will distribute among the subscribers 
as an inducement, and if I can pet the 
blank Idled at that rate I will consider 
myself well paid. 

A. Peaksai.i.. 



I am not tired of the Compa 
yet. I still want it continued. It is 
a welcome -nest to us. When it conies 
we are all glad for the wholesome food 
it brings for the mind. 

Jacob Peibdlt. 



The Companion is well thought of 

in our family. We all feel interested 
to read it. I, for my part, think that 
the Companion should he in every 
family in tho Brotherhood. 

David Sheapfer. 



I have been reading the Companion 

for marly three years, and have come 
to the conclusion that I cannot do 
u ithout it. A. T>. UeRSIIBEKOER. 



I have been taking t lie Companion 
for one year, and feel more like taking 
ii now than 1 did at first, for in it I 
find good and wholesome reading, 

which I think every brother and sis- 
ter ought to read, and try to live up 
to the .-auie. JolIN A.BNOLD. 



Brother David Workman, writing 
from Sublimity, Oregon, Bays: We 
have no preaching by the Brethren, 

and a- there are so many calls in the 
Atlantic States lor ministers to attend, 



We have no hope of getting B pi. 

to come out and preach for us, other- 
wise 1 would ask you to .-end uw^pne. 
So we must DO content with our lot. 



It mu>t he very lonely indeed where 
we have not the opportunity of meet- 
ing with the church of our choice in 
the capacity of public worship. We 
were impressively minded of this \\ h< o 
reading the above in substance from 
brother Workman. In many places 
where the brethren have the opportu- 
nity of attending meetings almost 

OVery Sabbath, some of them become 

very negligent about attending, and 
many have in be occasionally remind- 
ed ot their duty. Their actions prove 
that they do not know what a blessed 
privilege they enjoy. It is to be 
presumed that brother Workman, and 
others similarly circumstanced, would 
appreciate it. 

Brother Workman, you need not be 
discouraged, but be zealously engaged 
in your Master's work. Look for- 
ward to the time when you will have 
a Church established in that part of 
God's moral heritage, and labor and 
pray for the same end, and the Lord 
will come to your aid and crown your 
labor with succes. Relieve that the 
Lord has need of you just where you 
are, and with the talent committed to 
your care. Stand firm upon the pillar 
of truth, and have your light of chris- 
tian uprightness ever shining brightly, 
that your opposers may be ashamed 
when they behold your chaste walk 
and good conversation. Be not too 
ready to combat with opponents, nor 
try to out-wit them ; but try to win 
them, "he that winneth souls is w ise." 
Let yourself be known to the brethren 
occasionally through the Companion. 
Give some account of your country 
religiously, morally, and otherwise. 
May be the Lord is preparing some 
brother tofilijust such a field as your's 
is. 

''The cause, is God's and must prevail 
In spite of all its fors. r ' 

J. A. BELL. 



Brother I. X. Crosswait ofMacomb, 
III., after doing what he could to cir- 
culate the Companion, says: "I do 
think that all who are able should -up- 
port our periodicals. I ft hey don't 
like all that is in them, they would do 
well to remember that all tilings here 
an' imperfect, and all men liable to err. 

M:iv tin- Lord guide us all in the way 

of truth." 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

Correspondence of church newt solicited from 
a'.l parti of the Brolfierhood. Writer's nanit 
awl euldrctt required on every communication, 
as yuarantec of good faith. Jirjected communi- 
tntiotu or manuecrtpt need, not returned. Al 
uaunttatton* for publication should be «■/•</- 
Jen upon on* tide of the xhect only. 

BJOtoB Ol Travel 
J. St T1.0KY. 

Lima, Ohio, ) 
Dec 11th, 18<>«). f 
I think I last wrote while enjoying 
the hospitality of tho home of Bidet* 
Jacob Miller, Portage i'rairie, Jnd. 
On the evening of the 1st inst. had 
meeting in the Brethren's meeting 
house near brother Miller's. Next 
day was taken on my way to South 
Lend by sister Davenport (widowed 
daughter of Elder J Miller). Tar- 
ried until night with brother D. 15. 
Sturgis and Win. Ftory, who arc 
partners in the medical profession, 
and seemingly doing a good business 
at that point. At night had meeting 
in the brick school house near broth- 
er 0. Wenger's, with whom we tar- 
ried until next evening, and under 
his roof we were kindly cared for. 
Meeting again at tho school house, 
after which we hurried to tho depot, 
and in company with Elder D. 15. 
Sturgis, took the train at 9 o'clock 
at night for Goshen. Arrived thero 
at 10.20. Lodged with brother 
Welsh, where we were met next day 
by brother 1). Berkey and taken to 
his home. At night attended meet- 
ing in the Brethren's meetinghouse 
near Elder Jacob Berkcy's. Went 
home with brother Levi Weaver, who 
next day, 5th, took me with him to 
attend a meeting in the Brethren's 
meeting house at Oak Grove ; dined 
with brother David Ilostetlcr, ac- 
companied brother Weaver home, 
and at ni^ht to the meeting houso 
again near J. Berkey's. A large 
turnout and mucli interest seemingly 
manifested at that point. Shared the 
hospitality of tho home and family 
of brother Berkey until next day, at 
10 o'cl ck,whcn we had another sea 
a n of worship at the meeting houso. 
After the services one was added to 
the body by baptism. It will be 
remembered that this is the point 
where the A. M. was held in 1868. 



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This Church exhibits a working spirit 
and living zeal for the cause, under 
the care of Elder .Jacob Berkey and 
others. They have regular meetings 
every Thursday night throughout the 
winter season, which is a comraend- 
ablo feature and doubtless worthy 
of imitation. At that point I sepa- 
rated from brother Sturgis, whose 
company thus far was truly pleasant; 
and was taken a distance of 12 miles 
by brother David Berkey, whose 
kindness will long be remembered by 
me, and I trust forever by Cod, who 
is able to bless every kind hand and 
act of love. Meeting at night in the 
Methodist meeting house in Milford ; 
good turnout of hearers. Lodged 
with brother Jesse Calvert and en- 
joyed the kindness of the family. 
Next morning went to Warsaw, took 
the Express train at 12 o'clock, ar- 
rived at this point at 4, where we 
heard encouraging news from h jme. 
Truly the Lord has been good to me 
and mine. Was met at the depot by 
brother Daniel I'rower who took mo 
to hip home and kindly cared for me. 
Two meetings next day, in Sugar 
Grove meeting-house ; met some old 
friends and relatives and many kind 
brethren and sisters. Lodged with 
brother Daniel Miller. Two meek 
ings next day in Methodist meeting- 
house near Brother Samuel Nehers. 
lirother Jacob B. Miller, took me 
home with him and next day was so 
kind as to take me to Brother Sam- 
uel Chamber's. At night meeting 
near by in a schoolhouse. Next 
morniug, the 11th, Brother Chamb- 
ers brought me to this point where I 
am now awaiting the train. The 
church over which Elder D. Brower 
has the charge seems to be in a 
prosperous condition and it is hoped 
will uiantainit8 integrity and fidolity 
to the ancient landmarks. Where 
love, humility, and true zeal predom- 
inates the cause must prosper. Mv 
next point is Covington, Ohio. 

Brother Henry: A little Church 
now - may not be out of place. I loft 
home on the 10th day of October to 
attend meeting in* Kanaw ha, Putnam 
and Lincoln counties, b\ mj sell \ I 
tended ten meetings and baptized i i 
oral. I believe if the Brethren would 
preach la the above namod counties 



that much good would be the result. 
This w as the first preaching ever heard 
of the Brethren in those counties, and 
the interest manifested was exceeding- 
ly good Some exclaimed and said 
that the bill was filled or footed. It 
is 100 miles from where I live to the 
farthest neighborhood in which I 
preached, and it may be that some of 
the Brethren from Ohio can come and 
preach for the people in those counties. 
If so, I would say that the .steamboats 
run within 7 miles of the meeting 
ground. If any of our brother preach- 
ers can come, they will come by way 
of Kanawha River up to Coals Mouth; 
then up Coal River to the Upper Falls. 
Inquire for Sparriel Meadows, or 
brother Perry A. Fisher. If any of 
the brethren contemplate coming they 
can write to Sparriel Meadows, or to 
Perry A. Fisher, Upper Falls of Coal, 
Kanawha county, West Virginia. 

I here returned home and found all 
well. Thank the Lord for his mercy. 
The Church is in a prospering condi- 
tion again here in Raleigh county. I 
expect to baptize several, next Lord's 
day, no preventing Providence. They 
still come over from the Campbellites, 
and Baptist Churches, and we are per- 
■ -I by them severely, on every 
side. But we are not discouraged, by 
no means. The more they ilei- 
tis, the more members we get out of 
their Church. My labors are very 
arduous. May the Lord send more 
laborers into his vineyard, to help 
build op /ion. Brethren pray for us. 
To my ministering brethren I would 
say, a visit from any of you would be 
acceptable I Jut above all, be faithful 

and do all the good yon can to the 
saving of souls. Farewell. 

William n. Bailsy. 
Raleigh, 11'/. Va. 

♦ » 

Letter to Itrother Amlr«v» < <»t. 

Dear Brother; Having read your 

letter in the Companion, and know- 

ii OS well os I do, it has touched 

my most tender sympathy for you; 
and being in possession of a good 
share of love for the Brethren, which 
the Holy Scriptures so beautifully set 
forth to us, (and which I think 
also are in full possession of, from the 

if your letter) 1 am moved to 

address you through the Companion, 

In \ our letter \ mi Bay if you could 
know of but one short prayer of your 

brethren and gl up to the 

Father of all bloaalugs for you, 
should be i For J lUr en- 



couragement then, I can most certain- 
ly assure you of one heartfelt prayer 
up for you to-night, asking for 
the Holy Spirit to rest upon you in 
all its fulness. Although I am a weak 
one, and feel like crying unworthy 
from morn till night ; yet I can but 
venture to a throne of grace, knowing 
that my Father'.- ears are ever open 
to bis children's call. He says, "ask 
and ye shall receive." Now what 
more can I say to cheer your droop- 
Tits? I can but point you to 
the Lamb of (Jod, that same '-Savior'' 
who has said, "He that comet h to me 
I will in no wise ca>t out." The apos- 
tle Faul at one time said : "Oh ! 
wretched man that I am, who .-hall 
deliver me from this body of death." 
Xo one but Christ is able ; he is ac- 
quainted with all our griefs. Then do 
not feel discouraged. Do not fall by 
the way ; lose not your reward ! Oh ! 
let us be careful that no man take our 
crown, 

"For if we hold out faithful 
A crown of life he'll gtro." 

Oh ! happy thought, to be welcomed 
to that Heavenly Feast, to .-it down 
to the supper of the Lamb. Methink.-. 
I can almost lift the veil and see the 
saints how great their joy : can alnio.-t 
hear them .-ing the song that man re- 
deemed alone can .-ing. 

"Oh ! land of rest, for thee I f-. 

May the good Lord accompany the c 
few lines with his blessing. 
Yours in sincerity, 

Bt mama Kii.rv 

Philadelphia. 



Brother 11 nry: I will give you a 

short history of my visit to Mint, 
On the evening of the 2nd of Noveni- 
I ■ I took the cars for Ft. \\ 
where I met brother S. Stump. Thence 
to Chicago. Early on the morning of 
the :; rd took the ears for 1 I < 
where WO landed at about IS o'clock 

in the night, where we I 

at <>n the morning of the 4th, about 

10 o'clock we were on our way up the 
V --ippi. and at about 1 o'clock wo 
landed on Minnesota soil. Took the 
cars, in a few minute- we II I 

for Faribault, in R o ( tuntj 

Here we Staid till the 5tb, w hen ' - 

ar Oblinger met ua und took 

the country 14 mile- to hi- ! 
where we were kindly 
comfortably entertained On Satur* 
daj ■ 6th, w e i own ■ 

lug, in a countrj whew the 
Brethren never had preached, and but 



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people knew anything abont 

hurch, onlj \\ bat the 

i i ' brothroD and ' tor) thai 

bod moved tboro from mj old District 

: i Indiana bod taught thorn. We 

I our meeting l I di 

attention. 

Wo ' the Lord was with us, 

ir labors. Wo baptized 

8 ■• . an ! i brethren. 

who bad sa\d iftbo Brethren 

I preach forty years thejr could 

nvince him. We bad one Church 

and organized tho little band 

Samuel Oblinger was chosen 

to tlic word, and brother Sylvester 

Duron to office of visit. On tho evo- 

oftho l Til» wo held a communion, 

w Inch wo indeed a happy a 

When the son ices were concluded, wo 

tho parting hand, which seemed 

a sorrowful parting; teats Bowing 

. , not only from members but 

others; and the cry was, come again. 

Brethren and sisters pray for them, 

that ilio l enable them to go 

on in the way ofthe Lord. 

On the 18th, ut 3 o'clock in the 
morning we loft brother Oblinger'B for 
Faribault, where we took the cars for 
St. Paul, and Minneapolis. On the 
19th we started for Mower Co, Min- 
orolo. Arrived at Lclloy about 12 
k in the night: The next day 
(20th) wo were conveyed to a Mr. 
Bell's, in iliu country, where we were 
kindly received Word was sent out 
for preaching on Sunday and Sunday 
Hero the people knew nothing 
about tho Brethren. Preached twice. 
After preaching wo were invited to 
stay and preach for them a week or 
t w o, or come back and preach for them. 
Brethren, why is it that the Breth- 
ren do not make a stronger -effort to 
ocb the Gospel where they have 
not yet preached, seeing they could 
do much good? There arc many who 
e to hear the GoBpel in its purity, 
who do not hear it. So, then, breth- 
ren, be up and doing; there is truly a 
gri ponsibility resting on the 

Church in regard to preaching tho 
lj ing world. 
On Monday 22nd we started for 
Waterloo, Blackhawk CO., Iowa. Ar- 
rived iii Waterloo about 12 o'clock in 

lit of the 23rd. Staid at a ho- 
tel, not knowing ofthe Brethren there. 
i the morning of the 24th we found 

f the Brethren living in tow n, 

who received us kindly into their 

bouses, and we OUCe more frit our- 

Ai they bad not re- 



ceived our letter, there was no appoint- 
ment. In the afternoon we were con- 
veyed to brother Ellis Bucghley's, 
■ appointments were made for 

bing, for Thursday, Friday, and 
Saturday nights, and Sunday and 
night On Friday evening a brother 
came from Marshall Co , to convey us 
to their congregation. The Brethren 
here not willing for both of us to leave, 
- itunlay morning, 30th, I bade 
them farewell, went with tho brother 
in a sled iv distance of 12 miles, where 
I landed with my In-other in the flesh, 
who is the housekeeper of this and 
other brandies. Hero I met a num- 
ber of old acquaintances, whom I had 
en for many years. Had meet- 
ing from Sunday morning till Wednes- 
day evening. We had good order and 
good attention at all our meetings. 
.May tho Lord add his blessing to our 
labors, and bless all our hearers. 

On Friday morning, 3rd Doc, about 
3 o'clock we loft Marshalltown for 
home. On Sunday morning 2 o'clock, 
5th of December, I landed at my broth- 
or-in-laws, J. G arbor's, in Miami Co., 
Ind., where I mot most of my chil- 
dren, anxiously awaiting my arrival, 
to weep with them over the dead body 
of my loving wife, who had boon dead 
two days and two nights. 0, what a 

meeting this was. 'When 1 had laid 
up such a store of news, which was 
only for a bosom friend. She had been 
anxiously awaiting my return to un- 
fold her treasure to me, but alas ! alas! 
she could speak no more. O ! breth- 
ren and sisters, you can only imagine. 
Pray for me, dear brethren and sisters. 
Samuel Mukbay. 
Peru, Ind. 



Brother Editor; In conformity 
with the request of many brethren and 
friends 1 will give a Bhort sketch of 
my bite visit to the "far West" 

I left my home on 1st of November 
last, and on the third day landed at 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Thence, in pur- 
suit of a friend some distance north- 
ward, 1 was led through the district 
of our brethren at Dry Creek, where 
I was pressed upon to detain a little 
in the labor of the word; after attend- 
ing two meetings, and a wedding, with 
the brethren, in company with Elder 
'•■ Waters. I was conducted by the 
brethren to the vicinity of my cousin, 
who accompanied me to brother Sam- 
uel Dong's in Benton CO., who is some- 
wbat isolated in the Benton county 
branch, but full of hospitality and love. 



From thence by accidental conveyance, 
I made my way to Norway where 1 
took the train to Bell Plains, Iowa. 
Thence by Pacific express, in company 
with M. C. Fisher, who, unlike BOme 
previous pie tenders, proved to bo a 
true friend, and accompanied me 
far as his home, Qillmore Station, on 
the Union Pacific B. R. Nebraska. In 
on hour more I set my feet in tho town 
ofFreomont, where, by politeness of 
G. W. Dorsey, Real Estate Agent, I 
was led to lind our aged brother, Hi- 
ram 1 1 oil", who suffered much privation 
and affliction in the late war in Virgi- 
nia, because of his faith, and in tho 
days of his hoary hairs is a devoted 
entinel in the little church of Fonti- 
nelle. He informed me of an appointed 
Council Meeting two days after, and 
pressed upon me to stay, informing 
me that brother Samuel (Jarver w 
expected. At tho appointed time the 
brethren from North Bend, and from 
Fontinell arrived, but brother Garver 
failed for causes not yet learned In 
the absence of an Elder the Church 
proceeded to transact such business as 
we could, but the main business of the 
mooting was postponed. Wo hold a 
\\'\v meetings in the Courthouse in 
Fremont On the following day, when 
we were assembled for preaching, 
brother Washington Wiland,of Shelby 
Co., Iowa, who had been summoned 
to assist brother (jarver, arrived and 
participated in the services. Thence 
to Adel, Dallas Co., Iowa, where 1 
found several families late from Illi- 
nois, who had bought land in the vi- 
cinity and were hopefully awaiting the 
time of possession. Here I met broth- 
er Christian Long, and learned they 
had organized a church a few da\ s 
previous, and had established regular 
preaching in various places. I was 
then conducted to Dallas Centre, a 
new town on the Des Moines Valley 
II. R., where many of those brethren 
are expecting to live. Was much 
pleased with the locality of their choice. 
Thence, as best I could, with much 
privation, by Rail Road, by stage, and 
by livery, until I arrived with tin; 
brethren in Apanoose County. The 
elder is an uncle to my wife. My 
\i-it here has heretofore been noted 
in your columns, 1 then proceeded to 
Fairfield, Jelferson Co., in quest of 
some kindred and found they resided 1 
a distance toward the North. I then 
sought conveyance with some farmers 
who had been at market, and on the 
way out found the most of my com- 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 






pany to be of the universal salvation ' 
belie! Aiter some conversation 1 was 
inquired of for my faith and the rea- 
son far the same, which I gave as sim- 
ply us I could. TLey expressed that 
was just the doctrine they were want- : 
iug to hear from, and earnestly solie- ! 
rtod that I should stop and preach. 
After much prevailing I consented and 
they procured "The Church of God" 
meeting-house, and influenced out a 
large and respectable audience who 
waited attentively, whilst we labored 
to show the great necessity of all men 
being reduced by humility and babe- 
like simplicity to the feet ot Jesus, 
willing only to learn of him and to act 
in accordance with his precept and 
command, and from thence to be ele- 
vated by the Holy Spirit, to that ex- 
alted degree that the children of men 
so much desire and hope for. A gen- 
eral satisfaction seemed to pervade the 
minds of the people, and we were made 
to hope that some bread was "cast up- 
on the waters." This was near Ger- 
manville, Jefferson Co., Iowa. I then 
proceeded to Illinois City, 111., to see 
brother Samuel Beaty and sister, and 
other kindred, who are outside the 
bounds of any district of the Brethren, 
and have not the advantage of any 
preaching or regular intercourse with 
the Church. Wo, of course, labored 
with them, and although we had a 
mixed audience composed of Mormons, 
Universulists, Methodists and others, 
the best of attention was given, and a 
general satisfaction was manifest. I 
then went to Burrettsville, White Co., 
Indiana, and visited my brethren and 
friends thero, and assisted at a few 
meetings. Sojourned about that point 
for a week, and then in company with 
my young friend, Ww. Hood, I re- 
turned home 

It is but due here to state that all 
the Brethren every place J visited 
manifested that lovo to the cause and 
to ono another that sufficiently marks 
the children of Christ In tl 
of my trip I learned of many ohurohofl 
newly organized and a general prog- 

1 1 of the Brotherhood, but many duv 

tricts are still much in want of minis- 
terial aid; and that the eXBTtiorj 
the Brethren are by no means coping 
with other tit-nomination.- in the ini-- 
flion. On this Subject I shall ti 

\v''e my views, suggested oiainlj 
from my observations during my trip, 
ami oiler through your columns here- 
after, II \\ \\\ \l I 
M I't ytmvn, l'n 



» i i: i) . 

Wt i; any cirrumHan 

ces in connection with olUaury notice.-, lit 
ui$hloiut all alike, and we Could not 
verge* with all. 



On the Brd of December, l'JO'J, CIIRISTE- 
NA GARDNER, aged 62 years, 1 mouth, and 
todays. The subject of our notice was the 
slater of our well known friend Ludwick 
Gardner, at whose house she died She was 
one of those pcrso.is that was deprived of a 
sound mind, uud could hardly speak so as to 
be understood, but she is now gone to the 
spirit world, where we hope she can have 
her full share of enjoyment. Funeral dis- 
course by the writer. 

D. D. Uohker. 

Of Palsy, after suffering 4 day*, in the 
Maiden Creek congregation, Berks Co. Fa,, 
sinter ELIZABETH HAKTMAN, widow of 
the late deacon Valentine llartman, deceas- 
ed. Aged 73 years and 13 days. The occa- 
sion was improved by Elder John Zu;;, from 
Psalms 9: 10. 

. D. B. Klfin. 

In Shade Creek branch, Somerset Co. Pa., 
December Cth, 1869, si- ter SARAH HOFF- 
MAN ; aged 25 ycar6, 5 months, and 7 days. 
She leaves a kind husband and 4 young chil- 
dren to mourn their loss of an affectionate 
wife and hind mother. Funeral services by 
Elder Joseph Berkey, Jacob Holsopple and 
the writer, from Johu 5 : 24 — 59. 

Hiram Mvsselman. 

In the Elklick brauch, Somerset Co., Pa., 
December 13th, 1869, (supposed) of dropsy 
of chest, sister CAROLINE. FIKE, conson, 
of Samuel It. Fike, aged 30 years, 5 months, 
and 16 days. On the 20th her remains were 
conveyed to the burial ground, lollowed by 
a large concourse of friends and neighbors, 
but none 6eemed to feel the lois 60 much as 
the weeplne husband, with Lis two little 
children. Occasion improved by the writer 
and brother Jonathan Kelso, from 2nd Tim. 
4: 0— B. C. <i. 1. 

Of Scarlet Fever, in Manor branch, Indi- 
ana Co., Pa., Dec. 3rd. 1869, LOTTIE ; and 
Dec 8th, 1869, BUS8EL L., children of broth- 
er Hezckiah F. and sister Hhoda Bt'KKKY 
PILE j aged respectively 7 year-, 10 months, 
and So days, and 5 years, It mouths, and 9 
days. Funeral discourse on Sabbath the 
12lh, by the writer, assisted by D. Ober and 
L. Fry, from Matth. IS; 1—5, mid Col. 3: 
1—4. 

JosErn noLsoiTi.r.. 



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•■• Katie '.. 
Love not the WorltJ. 

Oil ! love not the workl ; 

1 [< i .: 

The earth "bUall perish.,',' 

Wtyh all it : 
lt«i pomp aii'i il i vaniti 11 lie o'er, 

Tho place that now knows you shall know you no more. 

Seek Jet>us the LorJ, 

(JI1114 to uitn ever, 

When once joinel to Christ 

No power ean sever, 
lie <llcd lor you, lives for yon, ami in hif ■ 
Will giro you '-a i»iaco " in 1! ' ahovc. 

il.- is your best fr';en>l, 
Trust in 110 other ; 
lie sticketh even 

will forgaki 
Uu frteutUbip wiii last forever ami uv«»r. 

Earth's kin-rooms shall fall, 
tronyuisl) 

Brightest nod Umgi -1. 

lillt ( eec<i), 

TueroTI ne'er he an enU toeteri . 

Tl ■ • 

Or 

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heart's hope t!\'-I on the Lamb that was s-Iahi, 
To \1\ ■ Krist, and to die will he iriiu. 



heavy tongue, Ac. I will prepare tbeo a spokesman : go, 
and I the Lord will be with thee." Then tho enosen of 
the Lord aro the ones that ore to preach Cod's word; but in 
the minister should not fill one of his appointments, 
tho timo Bhould by no means pass in silence, or unimprov- 
ed. Cannot tho brethren and the congregation be edified 
by singing the sweet songs of Zion ; by mingling their 
vni<<.s in prayer for themselves, their ministers who aro 
absent, and all men, as Paul gave direction to bis son 
Timothy and others. Wo all have acces* to the men v- 
scat. We who live in tho far West had many such meet- 
ings, as brother J. L. alludes to; and we always made 
thetia profitable by tho nbovo moaus. Although wo had 
no obo to preach for us, or for tho Lord to us, from a 
small band organized in 1868, there id now a flourishing 
church, with her ministers uud deacons. I will submit 
l his. answer to brother J. L , and tho readers of the Com- 
panion. 

DANIEL D SELL. 
Plattebwrg, lh>. 






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Lite. 



fur the Compantor.. 



l.iiy nvvuftartt I'rt'acliiug. 

.Jacob Lcehr, iu 1 wion Vol. 5. pa 

"la any brother who id not elected by the Church as a 
preai wbua the regular preacher 

tblfill tho appointment; if ho speaks to the congi 
tioii. Or is it better to leave' tho time pass unimproved, 
uhtQ the regular rime 

T%0 above came under our notice pofnrj time ago, and 
the 1 )j)]iortiiiiity of giving a brief reply. 

" of the • ..it no or,. 

fight to administer the word, l>ur those whi mnly 

installed into the office by the Church bias, 

kpter. \\ lien our I e, be 

WOO Ul gay, "go preach my word) 
din. re"*, but when he deu e in»truc- 

. carry oil • ■! the 

wiiiid I . a yfks lb Mosi 

iin ck man of pod, u 1 I'lin 

until In il out 

among his brctlfc'i 
an 1 1 II' 1 ■:"'■■ -en il,- 

. that 
01 and hid b( 
the Sued. In tl 

lo rcllet ■ bren. tie went on I 

ami m bat did bu nccomp Ho dwelt in 

the laud >'t M iilmu foe 11. 
Lord ad 
.■.in to make 1 lie \\ . 



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why not turn, sin nor, and live 7 Christ ie inviting you 
by hie word, by his servants, by his providences. Me i« 
ig "come unto me and I will give you real " Whv 
do von not come to Jesus and live ; live eternally '! Do 
you think you are too great a sinner to cot:.. You 

will never be any better out of Chri.-t. Or ure you wait- 
ing until tber time; 15i'v. -aid: 
"my spirit shall not always .-trivc with man;" bonljon, 
of to-morrow's sun you may be in eternity, 
and then if unprepared ! think of the sulcmnity of 

Igracni day ; of that day wjjen tie mo thud bo 

tl the moon turn unto blood When tho 

■ irth shall run to uud fro, culling upon 

and mountains to full upon them, and hide them 

ofbimtho j'on the throne, and the 

,. ul the ! kr, before il is too 

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For the Companion. 
MldulKht Thought*. 

11 darkness hosr profound t" This 

Is tbe last sight of the old year ; soon tlif sacred moments 
will Ik* gone ; ono hour more, and Sixty Nine will be with 
the past This morning we saw the sun rise for the last 

tlluc in the old year; the moon in bet crescent-like form 

retreating jusl before his resplendent beams, waning with 
the old waning year. This eve we saw bim sink to his 
rest in a cloudless sky, and leaving behind him the old 

\\ e ii" more S ill see him rise or set in the old year, 
if we see bim it will be in a new year, for the old is gone. 

thought oomes lip in the mind, how many souls has 
(his .\ear carried into the world of spirits, and the bodies 
int. i the dreamless land of forgetfulness ! If we may 
credit statements made by careful observation of the sta- 
tistic- of mortality, it is tea millions twenty-six thousand, 
or one every moment. Fearful mortality! man is truly 
like a summer flower that swaps in the morning breeze, 
and his life "as vapor that appeareth for a little season 
and then vanishclh awa\ ." And now in the hour that 
limits the time between the old year and new, one soul 
passes from time every moment, and every time the lever 
of the watch strikes the heart-strings of some poor mor- 
tal breaks in death, and when its silent moments are all 
numbered, three thousand six hundred more souls will be 
in the confines of eternity. How many arc now appar- 
ently near their latter end ? Within the circle of which 
I have to-day heard, my memory tells of three. Will 
they live to see the new year coming up ? No : one at 
least is almost gone ; two more trembling on the brink, 
and for aught we know their feet are now touching the 
turbid waicr-, & the "boatman," cold, waiting to dip the 
silent oars and hoist the sails so silvery white, to carry 
them over the silent deep. 

It's now within a very few minutes of midnight's holy 
how solemn its sacred stillness 1 What at this 
hour are the sons of men doing? Some sleeping uncon- 
sciously, as if the old year were not just now slipping 
through the portals of time 1 Only a few rods from me 
the silent attendants are watching at the couch of the af- 
flicted waiting to perform the offices of affection to those 
in deep distress; not more than a few miles distant an- 
other scene is portrayed to the startled vision of men, and 
the gaze of angels. Here death holds his state ; one who 
a few data ago was to all appearance in no danger, is 
now in death's cold embrace asleep, and the wukers tread 
DOislessly, or sing the mournful requiem of the departed, 
while the hearts of the widow and orphans are heavy 
b sorrow, thinking of the lot that's now to bo theirs ; 
left to the cold charities of an unthinking world. 

Tread silently for the old year in its greatness is now 
L'ono to the past f Watch carefully where belies instate! 
New Tear, be silent, thy dead predecessor is greater than 
thou! How many of us will see the end of Seventy '! 
U6w many of my readers will be in that number? how 
ninny will lie- slumbering in the dust? Think of this gen- 
tle render, young or old! In the year that'sjagAow gone, 
how many have gone with it in your iinmedl^^tiuit v ? 
I Though I am young, in tlrrjJpi^T yoar I 

have heard of many younger who are gone. Then let 

k ourselves the question : will I live another year f 
I may. Will [ die ere it has passed away T res I may. 
Oth< died in the pasf year, J may in this. Am J 



hour 



ready for my change?,- The judge stands at the door; 
what's written in hose volumes that he bears. I'm afraid 
a dark account of moments wasted ; of privileges abused ; 
of Sabbaths profaned ; of prayer neglected ; of the house 
ul (iod not frequented in its opportunities ; of a soul un- 
done. The soul cries, dread messenger turnback; let 
me have another year, let me prepare to meet my (iod ; 
have mercy this once more. Let me live ! let me have 
time to repent Dear reader, is this your condition? W 
it IS, before the golden moments of this year are gone, 
seize the glittering prize; secure a mansion at the Father's 
right hand, so if the judge come he may bear the book of 
life with vour name enrolled on its fair pajres. 

J. 1'. HETRIC. 
Oakland, Fa. 

BcgiuiiiuK lh«' Yenr. 

Preserved by the mercy of a good (iod through the 
past year, we have been brought safely into the com- 
mencement of another new-year. The yea.:- 180!) has 
passed into eternity, with a full and complete record 
of all our doings, whether they have been good or evil. 
It therefore becomes us to pause a few momenta, in 
serious reflections. Let us one and all at the begin- 
ning of this year enter into an examination — ask our- 
selves the question — "how have 1 spent the past year ?" 
what progress have I made in divine life V how have 
I improved my talent ? Let us remembar that anotho;- 
year of our life is gone, and we have all its actions to 
account for, every one of which is registered in beav 
en, either, "for or against us." What then have wo 
done for the cause of our blessed Master ? What sins 
have been committed and repented of. what have been 
the leading objects of our desires and pursuits ? — aro 
the most important questions that can, and ought pos- 
sibly to occupy our minds at the^commencemetit of a 
newyear. It we have already professed Christ, can 
we honestly say that we have been striving to adorn 
our Christian profession by an upright walk, and a 
holy conversation. Have we endea/ored as much as 
lieth in us, to live peaceably with all men ?" Komans 
12 :18. Has the last year seen us steadily and con- 
sistcnly pursuing this course ? If it, lias, then the 
year's record, registered in heaven, will be for us, 
uood. We shall have the answer of a good consc fence 
and it shall be well, with us. 

But your unworthy brother feels to confess, in, 
lo iking back upon the past year, and after thus care- 
fully examining himself, with thfl faithful one of old, 
''For that which I do, I allow not : for what I would, 
that do 1 not : but what I hate that do I." "Now then 
it is no more I that do it, hut sin that dwclleth in me, 
for I know that in me, (that is, in my flesh) dwclleth 
no good thing, for to will is present, with me, but how 
to perform that which is good 1 find not." For con- 
tinuei he, 'the good that I would, I do not, but the 
evil, which I would not, that I do." Romans 7: IS 
to 13. 

This perhaps will be, after a careful examination, 
the true, heart-felt confession of many of ray brethren 
and sisters. But if we find that much of the time of 



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the past year ha.3 hcen misspent, what is to be done. 
Shall we remain idle throughout this year ? No : let 
us double our diligence ; letusfinn'y resolve that this 
year shall, with the help and blessing of God, bo more 
devoted to the advancement of the cause of Christ, and 
the good of our never dying soul*, lie not, '\Z beseech 
you" of them that draw back to perdition, but of them 
that be'ieva to tho saving of the sou!. 

We have experienced in the past year innumerable 
blessing, from tho ever merciful hand of our God, 
for which we should feel very thankful. lie ha3 given 
to many of us the comforts of life, and tho enjoyment 
of health, poace, and prosperity. He has spared our 
unprofitable lives to the beginning of another year, 
that wo may be better prepared to meet him. 

But to some it has been a year of sorrow, long to 
be remembered. Loved ones have been taken away 
by the cold hand of death. When we look back upon 
the year that ia past how many have fallen on the 
right, and on the left ; some without a moment's warn- 
ing, whilo others have laid on beds of sickness, pain 
And suffering. How many, who at this time last year, 
had as fair a prospect of surviving to its close as we 
had, are now in tho still, cold grave ! Why. indeed 
should bo the inquiry, are we ihui favored ? are we 
better than otherR ? No, in no wiso. It is God's mer- 
cy that we are nojf cci-urned. Many are now 
celebrating the commencement of this new-year, 
with mirth and festivity, without one thought that be- 
fore its close they may be in eternity ; yea, an eternity 
of misery or happiness ! How solemn, how awful is 
the thought ! O, let us ever remember that we a e has- 
tening to an eternal world. One year after another is 
hu: rying us on with an incessant course to that state 
Which admits of no change — of no alteration. If we 
have improved the time, we may well rejoico that an- 
other year, or another portion ot cur pilgrimage is 
over, "and now is our salvation nearer than y 
believed." 

But if there is the least doubt of this happy issue — 
if our lamp are not burning — if we hesitate to a 
tho language of the Ap'-ntle and - " 
if our earthly house of this taiberoi a dissolved, 

we Lave a building of God, a hou.se nut made with hands, 
eternal in tho heavens," It surely l>o< . in- 

stead of eagerly joining in the am I of the . 

in/ season, to atten 1 to the solemn c 
by tho prophet Ilaggai "Now therefore thus i 
Lord of hosts, consider Your wnys."l : f>. Mut 1 1 
I clou, 1 feel to warn the reader, whi .'.1 living 

carelessly and unconcerned, about bus or um 
peace and happiness. If during to |U you 

have lived thoughtlessly, and have Ua I >■ ■'. 

religion in your mind, have formed no I 1 

no proas von 

like the list a year of I 1 1 

(J. >d to be again dish -the I a • 

ficd afresh — the Uoly Spirit agl I— piayor 

and wordiip again DC 1- wa.rm.jd 



persisting in this folly ; suppose God should swear in 
his wrath that time to you should be no longor ; sup- 
pose the word should go forth, as it has in the year 
that is past to many of your friends and acquaintances : 
year shalt thuu die." Think what must, in that 
case, be your future doom. Dying, as jou have lived, 
i, you must inherit the wages of sin, which ij 
eternrd death ; not having confessed your Savior be- 
fore men, you could not expect him to confess, and 
own you at that groat and coming day, when al' na- 

dl stand oefore the jndgmenl eeat of Ch 
Being the servant of eatan,you mud with satan reap 
the fruits of your wickedness. Tbua God has declared 
and thus it shall be khongfc thj whol-3 world bo in lea' 
u'j not to believe or regard it, it is plainly declared in 
the word of God, that, "If ye live after the flesh, yo 
shall die" — -'To be carnally minded is death" — '-with- 
out holiness no man shall see the Lord." I might 
speak smooth tilings, I might say u Peaee : Peace :" 
but were I to do so, I should only deceive you, for 
"there is.no peace saith my (rod to the wick >d." — 
Turn not, I pray you, 3 deaf car j important 

truths, and do not make light of a eubject which ha 

, or you wi 1 ■• 
at tho list, and say, ' and 

my i >f. And have not obeyed the 

of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them 
that instructed me." Proverbs 5 ; 11, 12,13. 

And to you my brethren an 1 sisters, I do most heart- 
ily with that God may rest upon you 
throughout the year on which you have just entered 
1 do most sincerely h indeed bo a 1 

•u all — tint you happy aa individ- 

9 families, a:. all, I do mpst earn- 

re. that this may be a happy year in a re 
ligioui si it all who an 

v. ays of tho L >rd, may c bo wilk therein, 

be happy in 

and dear to tub ; till out 

of th ;ht into I an 1 

their sins pn - y the bloo 1 of a cruc. 

er. Then indeed will it be, in the highost and ' 
e, a hap; n, too, will you be i 

• which ma. 
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for I nlun. 

Prruch to Sine mid Now to ltt-ap. 

, ■ ■ on) mn«t not tta wj but be gentle unto nil 
icsb Instructing those that op- 

Ing but a "babe in Christ," I will not at- 
tempt to expand all the ideas involved in the 
above text ; much less would 1 presume to in- 
struct those who have been commissioned by 
the Church to bear the "sword of the spirit," 
and to build up the waste places in Zion. 1 
shall try, however, to be guided by the senti- 
ment, and language of the dear old Apostle ; 
and it anything is penned that is erroneous, or 
that gives pain to the heart of any brother or 
minister, the writer is quite willing to be taught 
more perfectly in the ways ot the Lord, and is 
willing, moreover, to be considered as one of the 
•weak" disciple3 of the blessed Master, if not 
denied the comforting assurance that the offend- 
ed one is a lover of his Bible, and must, there- 
tore, remember the divine injunction, "6e«r with 
the ? real-." 

I desire to notice a few things in connection 
with the manner in which some of our minister- 
ing brethren present the truth to their congre- 
gation, — not for the purpose of finding fault 
with our dear brethren, but in the hope of doing 
a little good in the cause of that dear Savior 
who has died that all — not a select few 
have life and that more abundantly. 

There was a time when a special class of peo- 
ple could look upon the rest of mankind with 
disdain even as dogs — and dogs in those days, 
we believe, were regarded with much less re- 

0t than they are at present. That time has 

-ed. The self-righteous Pharisee has been 
taught that God is no respecter of persons — 
I hat justification awaits the poor publican who 

only smite his breast and say, "God be mer- 
ciful to me a sinner." Since Peter's vision on 
the housetop, the Jew dares not look upon the 
( .'entile as something "common or unclean," for 

!, the source of all purity, has cleansed him 
in that fountain, which, thougti opened up in 
the house of David, is free to all who wish to 

he in its lovely waters. "When CMflfc was 

• (1 upon Mount Calvary as Moses rnBro the 
pent in the wilderness, he drew all men af- 

him, and as they turned their bewildered 
gaze upon that wonderful sight, were healed — 
healed of that disease which disobedience had 



might 



entailed upon the race, and which could be im- 
prisoned in the grave of no victim other than 
the Son of the eternal God. Oh ! what must 
be the value ot the soul, when such a price must 
be paid lor its redemption. For such souls Christ 
died, such souls you and I and all men have in 
possession, and, in the sight of God, we believe 
all are equally valuable. How careful then 
should the minister be not to offend his hear- 
ers by presenting the truth in such a manner as 
to wound their feelings, and to create in their 
minds a deep-seated prejudice against that, 
which, if presented in another way, would be 
received with joy and embalmed in the heart as 
something most sacred and precious. 

But to be more practical and to the point. — 
Some brethren stick too much to one thing. — 
But some brother may ask, "How do you know 
what is, or is not too much of one thing 1" Bear 
with me dear brother, I do not wish to criticize 
any one harshly, but I do wish to speak a word 
tor my blessed Master, and if one must be left 
undone I prefer that it shall not be the better. — 
But to proceed. Is there not too much of one 
thing, when the majorpart of a congregation be- 
comes disgusted with that "one thing V &, more- 
over, become pre-hardened, as it were, against 
everything the speaker may afterwards present ^ 
But it may be said, "we should not preach to 
please the people." Certainly the primary ob- 
ject should not be merely (o please, but to profit 
— we however suspect that there is such a thing 
as profiting a congregating and pleasing them at 
the same time. "We know that the latter can be 
accomplished without the former, but it is doubt- 
ful whether the former can be done successfully 
without the latter. The preacher who seeks 
popularity as his goal, has, no doubt, his reward, 
but there is no reason, we think, why the tine 
minister, the saints comforter, the sinner's friend, 
everybody's seivant — there can be no good rea- 
son why such a man should not be popular, es- 
pecially with all honest, well-meaning, people, 
and more especially still with all who belong to 
the "household of faith." Then what must the 
matter be, when we discover an absence of pop- 
ularity in all these particulars 1 Oh ! we think 
that when this is the ca&e it bespeaks a sad state 
of affairs for the good of precious souls, and for 
the growth and prosperity of the Church. Why 
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been cited- Too much stress is laid upon some 
portion of the sacred writings — very often doc- 
trines not held, or not made prominent by oth- 
er bodies of Christian believers, who by hearing 
themselves denounced so often are led to assume 
an attitude of defense; and when this is done 
the eloquence of a Cicero can hardly force con- 
viction on the heart, or bend the "stubborn will." 
Should there not be more entreaty, more persua- 
sion, and not so much denunciation. Will not 
a kind warning or an earnest appeal sink deep- 
er into an open, unbiased heart than a harsh re- 
proof will or can sink into a heart steeled against 
the truth 1 Kindness is a weapon that will con- 
quer when all other weapons fail. Men can not 
be coerced into measures by the Christian min- 
ister, and no good can result from an attempt to 
do so. The servant of God must not strive. — 
Can there not be, nay, is there not much preach- 
ing that resembles strife. For example, when 
the minister can not preach unless he singles 
out some real or imaginary individual in his au- 
dience, and then makes said person the butt of 
his remarks — remarks that too often manifest 
the spirit of the debater, the man iond of strife 
and controversy, rather than the skill of the logi- 
cian, or the zeal of a man earnestly dedicated to 
the saving of souls and the spread of the glori- 
our Gospel of peace, llepetition may serve to 
give emphasis if skilfully made, but when not 
thus made it weakens the assertion rather than 
strengthens it, and begets a kind of contempt 
for both the speaker and the thing spoken. — 
'The dignity of truth is lost with much protest- 
ing. 

JACOB ZUCK. 

For the Comjxinion. 
A < all to « on\ crsloii 

Dear friends ; Qod hath a voice that will 
make you hear. Though he entreat you to 
hear the voice of his Gospel, he will make you 
hear tli'- voice of his condemning sentence, with- 
out entreaty. We cannot make you believe 
against your will, but < iod will make you feel 
against your will. 

Btrt let us hear what reason you have, why 
you will not believe this word of God, which 

tells u- that the wicked roust be converted, or 
condemn <1. I know y >ur reason j it i* bei . 

that youjudge it unlikely that Grod ibould b 

unmerciful ; you think it cruelty to damn men 



everlastingly for so small a thing as a sinful life. 
And this leads us to the second thing which is 
to justify the equity of God in his laws and 
judgments. 

And first, I think you will not deny that it is 
most suitable to an immortal soul to be ruled by 
laws that promise an immortal reward, and 
threaten an endless punishment. Otherwise the 
law should not be suited to the nature of the 
subject, who will not be fully ruled by any low- 
er means than the hopes or fears of everlasting 
things, as it is in cases of temporal punishment. 
If a law were now made that the most heinous . 
crimes shall be punished with a hundred years 
captivity, this might be of some efficacy, as be- 
ing equal to our lives. But if there had been 
no other penalties before the flood, when men 
lived eight or nine hundred years, it would not 
have been sufficient, because men would know 
that they might have so many hundred years 
impunity afterward. So it is in our present 
case. 

2. I suppose that you will confess, that the 
promise of an endless and inconceivable glory 
is not so unsuitable to the wisdom of God, or 
the case of man : and why then should you not 
think so of the threatening of an endless and un- 
speakable misery. 

3. When you find it in the word of God that 
so it is, and it will be, do you think yourself tit 
to contradict this word \ Will you call your 
Maker to the bar, and examine his works upon 
the occasion of falsehood ? Will you situ 
him and judge him by the law of JTOUI conceit ( 
Are you wiser, and better, and more righteous 
than he \ Must the . heaven come to 
school to you to learn wisdom { Must infinite 

don ham oi folly, and infinite goodness be 
corrected by a sinner that cannot keep hiiu 
an hour clean ? Mu>t the Almigh: I at 

the har of a worm 1 O horrid . of 

I shall evt r mob . 

dunghill, accuse the sun of darkness, and under- 
take to illuminate il . I \\ b< i 
JTOU when the Almighty made th :hat he 
did not Cidl you to his council ( StlTvlj he 
made them hout d< 
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when lif was on earth, or Moses before him, or 
have saved Adam and his sinful progeny from 
the threatning death, that so thete might have 
been no need of Christ. And what if God with- 
draw his patience and sustaining poi d let 
. drop into ruin while you aTequarreling with 
his word, will yon then believe that there is a 

hell. 

1 If sin be such an evil that it rcquireth the 
death of Christ for its expiation, no wonder if it 
deserve our everlasting misery. 

Vnd it the sin of the devil deserved an 
endless torment, why not also the sin of man'? 

i). And methinks you should perceive that it 
is not possible for the best of men, much less 
for the wicked to be competent judges of the 
desert ol sin. Alas we are both blind and par- 
tial. You can never know fully the desert of 
sin, till you fully know the evil of sin ; and you 
can never fully know the evil of sin, till you ful- 
ly know, 1st. The excellency of the soul which it 
deformeth. 2nd. And the excellency of holiness 
which it obliterates. 3rd. The reason and ex- 
cellency of the law which it violates. 4th. The 
excellency of the glory which it despises. 5th. 
The excellency and office of reason which it 
treadeth down. 6th. No, nor till you know 
the infinite excellency, almightiness and holi- 
ness of that God against whom it is commited. 
When you fully know all these, you shall fully 
know the desert of sin. Besides, you know that 
the offender is too partial to judge the law, or 
the proceeding of his judge. We judge by feel- 
ing which blinds our reason, we see, in common 
worldly things, that most men think the cause 
is right which is their own, and that all is wrong 
that is done against them; and let the most wise 
or just impartial friends persuade them to the 
contrary, and it is all in vain. There are few 
children but think the father is unmerciful, or 
dealeth hardly with them if he whip them. — 
There is scarce the vilest wretch but thinketh 
the church doth wrong him if they excommuni- 
cate him: or ssarce a thief or murderer that is 
hanged, but would accuse the law and judge of 
cruelty, if that serve their turn. 

7. ('an you think that an unholy soul is fit 
for heaven 1 Alas, they cannot love God here, 
nor do him any service which he can accept. — 
They are contrary to God.they loathe that which 
he most loveth, and love that which he ahhor- 



eth. They are incapable of that imperfect com- 
munion with him which his saints here partake 
of. How then can they live in that perfect 
love of him, and full delight and communion 
with him, which is the blessedness of heaven 1 
you do not accuse yourself of unmercifulness, if 
you make not your enemy your bosom counsel- 
lor ; or if you take not your swine to bed and 
board with you ; no, nor if you take away his 
life though he never sinned ; and yet you will 
blame the absolute Lord, the most wise and gra- 
cious sovereign of the world, if he condemn the 
unconverted to perpetual misery. 

J. S. I3UHKHAUT. 
Eldorado, Pa. 

far tin Cvnijn \ 
There will be Peace iu Heaven. 

"There is nothing true hut Heaven," 

Says the Poet. Another says : 

"This world is hut a fleeting show. 
For man's illusion given." 

How transient our stay here at best ! How 
cold, and chilling the frosts of the unfriendly, 
and the ungodly, where no shining sun of Gos- 
pel day. When the home of the poor pensioner 
of Jesus is coming in full view, how the Spirit 
cheers and gladdens the weary limbs of the dy- 
ing pilgrim ! We are all fond of a comfortable 
home, a well provisioned garner, and the better 
part is our dearly beloved friend whose "kind 
words can never die," who every now and then 
pay us cheering visits, and whose smiles tell 
much of the joys of the contented. "Godliness 
and contentment are great gain, having the 
promise ot the life that now is and also of that 
which is to come." My dear brethren, young 
and old, can we not dispense with our jarrings, 
our many ill-tempered words, our clamor, de- 
bate, and all of the carnal animosities \ O dear 
ones, think ot heaven ! One of our countrymen 
used to say : "AYhen angry count ten before 
you speak." Good advice. We would sug- 
gest : think of Jesus and heaven, for there is 
nothing true but heaven. "Let not the sun go 
down upon your wrath. When angry, sin not." 
One reason why heaven is true, is, because it is 
called the abode of the blest," and "the Throne 
of God Almighty." One apostle says : "Let 
God be true and every man a liar." This is 
giving to God all the glory, dominion and pow- 
er. David is said to have heard thrice "that 
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• with his people. 1'The power of God unto sal- 
vation " is the ground of the apostles' boasling. 
For says he, "I am not ashamed of the gospel of 
Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation^to 
every one that believeth, to the Jew first & also to 
the Greek. Thus my brethren in Christ, let us be 
more content in our vocation, more forebearing, 
more submissive to the "Holy Ghost which 
worketh within us both to will and to do of his 
good pleasure, if we abide in the vine and the 
word of his promise. Let then our speech be- 
tray us not. 

Come then, wise, and unwise, rich and poor, 
high and low, and bow at the feet of 
King Emmanuel and let us join in one ac- 
cord to chant his praises as the angels. They 
cry, "holy, holy, Lord, God omnipotent." Were 
we to cry out from the depth of our poor souls : 
"Lord speak, for thy servant heareth," we should 
not keep up variance and sore displeasure unto 
our dear fellow watchmen, unto the churches. — 
Let us keep the word of truth and ourselves 
from idols of every kind, for they are increasing 
at an alarming rate ! 

Giving offence is very easy to do, but some 
offences go to judgment. "In this world they 
will come, but woe unto him by whom they 
come." Let us pray for peace within the walls 
of Zion. Let us keep peace at home, and 
throughout the realm of love, so that we may 
dwell in the realms of eternal bliss. May God 
hasten the day when rancor and disputings may 
never more come ; and this will we do if God 
permit. 

Grace and blessing unto them who are sanc- 
tified in Jesus Christ. 

JOSEPH I. COVER. 

Neir (Iriu BO, /'". 

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For llic C'liiii/Miriii'ti. 
The Qy| Itoll-<-Hll. 

Dear beethreo. sisters, ami nil readers of the Compan- 
ion i my miiiil is pressed while reeding the spiritual 
droppings o( tee pen of others, to the greet daj otac- 
counts which v \<- tureJj :ill think of more or lees ; tethe 
greet roll-call when congregated world* i^iall i» 
bled, end the general onimence Bdetbinks 1 can 

view the order through the spiritual sye, when Gabriel't 
trump >lmll sound so loud as te wake the deed Then 
the great call oommences, for they will be coming forth 
all around, Why the very earth will be flooded with the 
ri ing deed, end the -<-i»m will drift her counties* millions 
to the shore And now the gr o a t assembly basgatl 
and tin- great roll book is opened I Oh ! what so 
hearts, for this Is the book or Uto and If our names are 



not found in tins great roll-book we know the solemn re- 
alities. Methinks we will all be standing out side of the 
gates of the city, while the great Judge is standing in the 
door and calling out the names just as the Angel r< 
tared them, and as the name is called we see them step- 
ping in. Oh! how anxious we will be to hear our ni 
called, and step in through the gates into the citv, where 
many of our loved ones have gone before. Think yon. 
not, dear reader, if we will be so happy as to get in. 
will stop in hearing of the sweet music and wait for lov- 
ed ones to come ; for the roll is fast running down and 
each name leaves the no less and still the crowd is large 
and they will be getting anxious and crowding closer Up 
so they may hear every name that is called. For it Is 
awful to think any should be so unfortunate as to i 
their entrance into the city of our CJod. When wc read 
the last two chapters of Rev., O how it pictures the 
seene. Why it makes every true heart thrill to think of 
those poor souls still on the bleak mountains of sin and 
folly. Oh for faith to give a substance to the unseen re- 
alities of the heavenly Jerusalem. We cotild dwell on 
the grandeur, and beauty, and bliss of the bappy state 
here described, till we almost could sing with the Psalm- 
ist: 

"Oh that 1 had wings like a dove, 

For then would I fly away 
And be at rest." 
"Are we yet aliens from the commonwealth of Israel 
and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no 
hope, and without God in the world." oh has he" not 
preached peace to those who are afar off, and also to us 
who arc nigh, for through his spirit wj have a 
the Father. Can we meet the Lord in peace, or wi. 
be like Israel of old.when they came to meet the Lord on 
mount Sinai ? Oh ; you, brethren you who stand minis- 
tering in the same capacity as M -■ -. be linn, be urgent 
in the matter ; making ready for the coming of the 1 
Let none have occasion to sa\ to you: \\L\ pou did 

tell us the Coming of the Lord would b) .i'u^, 

Oh ! if you had told us the trumpet of the Lord* would 

■ Ion, I. and .-till become louder and louder as the up- 

proacfaing Judge comes nearer ami nearer, we might have 

been constrained to wash our garments, and have our 

peace mad.-, and OUT nam. . Oh w\ l did 

you not take me by the hand and sa_\ ■ 

from among those who fear not d\ 

BOW our minds do wander when we I onloin|>lale ov 
law of the Lord. While I am trying to write, i-o 

: Dins tin- threat mil-call at the come f 
rled m] mind away Into the r act ag«a of i: 

moraine; and evening, In order I 
might have dMarted the ranks, .t if any name w . 

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tin- contract hen- ; one is li.i I 
answer to it, wUile U 
called. Mow many will mUs bat 
there will l>e many, hut 1 ,1 
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For the Companion. 
< oiiimcii t s on a Paragraph lu "Child** Treasury." 

"Poos Christ, the blessed Savior, come to Children '!" 

"Yes, be does. The apostle Peter saj 
is onto you, and your children " 

"How does ho riimo to children ?"' 

"By !>nptiHin." 

"Does it make any difference whether a child is bap* 
tired or notf" , 

"Yes ; it makes a great diffcrenco. Paul Bays, "that 
thev are baptized into Christ," (Rom. G : 3 ; Gal. 3 : 27 ) 
Before baptiam they are not in Christ." 

I read and meditated, and then read again, the above 
paragraph. And then tho idea was suggested to me, is 
it possible that I cannot ere tho drift of the above inter- 
rogations. I at last camo to the conclusion it must have 
infant baptism ae well ftp infant membership in view. — 
So I thought of trying its merits. 

"Does Christ, the blessed Savior, come to children ?" 
Tes he docs ; who over dispoted the above. Where is 
that christian body that snys he did not. True the Bap- 
tist fraternity are looked upon by the infant sprinkler 
l>eing guilty of this crime, but wo, as a general rule, ex- 
amine more closely Into these things than is desirable by 
the advocates of that doctrine. We • don't deny that 
Christ onme for tho children as woll as for the older ones, 
bst we do fa.il to sec the law as given by the inspired 
penman by which infants arc to govern themselves, &C. 
And wo are surprised to see a man who writes for chil- 
dren attach an answer to a query like the one first on the 
list. The promise is onto you, and your childrcu. The 
promise of wh»t ? That Christ will come to little chil- 
dren? This is certainly what th,c author would have us 
to understand. By reading the foregoing verso wc no- 
tire that Peter perhaps never thought of little babies, but 
had In ricw those who Repent, Believe, and arc B.U'- 
tizeii. How many babies w r ero over known to have ex- 
ercised themselves in the above? 

Tho next interrogation is bringing tho matter more to 
tho point which was most deeply impressed upon the 
writer's mind. 

"JTow docs ho come to children?" Answer: "by 
Uaittsm." How much would this answer have reli 
my mind, in relation to baby sprinkling, if tho author 
had given ns chapter and verse; but as to that he is sil- 
ent, and for tho very l>cst of reason, there is neither to 
be found in the Holy Bible, in all that John tho Baptist 
says, and that Chi ist and tho Apostles say of Baptism 
and its subjects ; not one word directly nor indirectly of 
Iwby sprinkling. 

Wo are sometimes cited to the following chapters and 
verses for proof of Infant Sprinkling: Matth 1!): 18, 1'4, 
15:M*rk 10: l't — 1G -, Luke 13: 1ft— 17. These would 
sultlce so fur as number is concerned ; and arc enough to 
satisfy a people who have a catechism for a guide, but B 
strict Bible reader will say it certainly can have ho more 
reference to baby sprinkling than to annihilation. The 
above pi f Scripture tell tie that Christ the 

nod Redeemer did come to children, and also tells us how 
he came ; namely: with a BUaSfWO, and u promise that 
"of such is the kingdom of heaven.'' Think for a mo- 
ment and you COT Bee certainly the difference between 
the teachings of .Matthew, .Mark and Luke,* and the an- 
swer above given by the writer of the paragraph rpieted, 



"] I i.ny difference whether a child is bap- 

tized or not ?" 

"Yes, it makes n great difference." 

Thi- answer i. ; backed up with chapter and verse, so 

much trouble to learn ihc dill'ercnee he- 
:i a baptized uud an unbaptiaed II at 

loot iip the Scripture, (Rorri. G : 

"Know y» not, ere b*pt!ied into Jeeun 

Christ, wero baptised into hi- death I" 

ice in baptized or 
nnbaptized bal what the 

!e does say: "Soman;, of at jzod into 

.le.-us ( 'hri.-t.'' So in:, - babies ns were baptized '> 

is this what tl .' If. so, then J can see a 

differ own that the apostle 

Piul and the Roman Brethren were infants when baptiz- 
ed iftto Christ, il foil to tho gronnd. We know of w cer- 
tainty thai IY.;il \ q and led a band ofhwprincS; 
pled men to , a roligions people, unto vi 
number he was afterwards added by . 
and baptism. 

Here it may be said. Paul v. as circumcised. So ho 
was; but was he cjjjqujajciscd into Christ, or baptized in- 
to Christ ? tho former made him a lawful member of the 
Jewish polity. The apostle Paul looked u] ium- 

cision as a fleshly right (and not a spiritual) see Phil 
3:4. On the Other hand we are tautrht that baptism; 
according to Christ, partakes of n spiritual nature. See 
St. John 3: 2. And they being baptized according to 
this rule, were made member's of the body of Christ, 
spirit, and consequently were baptized into Jesus Christ, 
and into his death ; and then we say with Paul, in \ei-e 
•1, same chapter : Therefore v. care buried with him by 
baptism into death; that like as Christ v, a dun 

from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so wc al- 
so should walk in of life." 

By this we learn that a new life begins as - we 

are baptized. We see this set forth in the baptism of the 
Eunuch, of Paul, and all others who inenre confes- 

sors. 

Who ever saw a change in n baby directly after its 
baptism, either in condnct or in conversation ? Can you 
perceive any difference in a baptized or an unbaptizdd in- 
fant I And from the fart thai there is no change wrought 
in an infant \w baptism, I conclude they were not bap- 
tized into Christ. 

And again we notice that all who had one baptism had 

one faith also. Examine the records' ef the Bible upon 
this matter. How is it w ilh buby sprinkling. Subjects 
and mode are the same. Tiny are all baptized when 
little children, and by sprinkling. Into Christ? The 
sequel will show. We wait until these babies grow up. 
We hear one say, 1 was baptized to the Catholic, and 
another to the Lutheran, and others to some other faith. 
m ns though they had been baptized itito 
Christ. They «r te baptism, many god-fathers, 

and many faiths." Because of these slashings, and 1 the 
utter f the Bibie, we don't receive such B dogma. 

So 1 conclude when l'anl said "as many of us," he had 
reference to snch characters ns those that Peter preached 
to on the day of Pentecost ; as many as believul wen' 
baptized." Infants are out of the question. 

The next verse cited to is the 27th verse of the 3rd 
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baptized into Christ have pat on Christ." Who cannot 
the difference of baptized or uubaptized inf; 

re baptism we are not in I consequently the 

~o out of Christ. 
This comes about as near 
to the query in the paragraph as any can expect it 
proven. la the 26th verse we have the word 'Cini 
and in the 2Tih verse we have the pronoun You, — "as 
have been," &c. We shall :. at length v 

-<'> : "For . II the. children of God by faith in Christ 

.Jesus." If the apostle would have said, "i am 

Christ Jesus," how much better it would answer the pur- 
pose of infant sprinkling. 

Verse 27th. "For as many of you (who had faith in | 
Christ) as were baptized into Christ, have put on 
Christ." The following verse shows clearly who Paul 
had in view. Verse 28th. "There is neither Jew nor ' 

k, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither j 
male not female ; for ye are all one in Christ Jest; . 
How strange that Paul did not add infants, male, female, 
nor babies. Then we could al! again - 
Hut Paul is no better than the friends of infant sprinklers 
.-ay we baptists are. He let the poor little lambs out in 
the cold. They must consider him a r . aul. 

In looking up the Scriptures in relation to the in' 
gation put in the paragraph, wo notice no scriptural dif- 
ference whatever. Py watching their 
grow up -veil there w ■. — 

The I dnct tin. . the 

uubaptized. And unless they repent and become con- 
verted, they will have to take their portion witli the uii- 
d and uubaptized. In thi Do difference. 

i find no diffi If there la .my it is 

that the uubaptized are i 

under the ordinances of men, and of being bound d 
toil. or isms His mind < more fri 

and can therefore enter upon the threshold of religi >n un- 
tiamnieleil, being a free agent, making • ad practic- 

ing a faith, nucleus of which I 

In him.-elf, and is, ti.er. V. the faith of a 

Sponsor, Prie, i. or Church. 

i shall close with ray convi jtrengthencd that 

the uubaptized have the h , when taking the 

futui msidurati Ltiog 

down upon tl 

that something must I ber hand, 

those who claim to h -■ d into Christ by 

sprinklin 

upon an order v\ bich can onlj be found in the w i 
imi'i-piivd men, and n 

"Thv'Stottl ..« bo-Wothlug." 

Ah W6 were 00 I 
abuse phrase qui 

it kind .0 
of do-nothing" i i, and it is 

•what like tli 
inary ar, : rrith t 

nam 

loin* nod 
his. uanai aud tuk at tho «« 



he is not doing nothing. "The stool of do nothiug" is 
no E r : in, it is an expression not unfrequentlv 

used in writing and in speaking, although it has no ex- 
istence. When a brother does not go to meeting reg- 
ularly, it does not prove that he is doing nothing : neith- 
er does it prove that he is a new creature in Ch 

tend meeting regularly — thousands of un- 

nerate people manifest great zeal for their church 
and aro regular in their devotions, though thay have 
never passed from death to life. When a brother en- 
dures severe trials of temptation : when he is sorrowing 
under great tribulation : when he is chastened by the 

)f affliction : when lie is slandered and all manner 
ofevi i y, if oven by false 

brethren, and because lie does not push to have it prov- 

' at t:ics to bear it patiently, and if ho even sits 
down eaten days ana opens not his mouth to speak, 
like Job and his comforters, doe3 by no means prove 
that he is doing nothing. And if under the said try- 
ing circumstances a brother is not in meeting regular- 
ly, i i oas fallen away, or is stand- 

. along the foolish virgins. And if even there be 
a few falling away from time to time, it is still no proof 
f Christ's coming as some would indi- 
cate — that W even when Christ was 
on earth, and in the apostles days, that some fell aw*a v. 
But . especially one, whereby we 
discern the signs of the times ; it is namely, tho trans- 
formation of darkness into what appears to be light. 

.seat is this delusion in our day that if it were pos- 
sible the very elect would be deceived, .^omo breth- 
ren think when Christ comes there will be no f? ith 
found on the earth hut that notion is either a weak' 

■ ; for if there is no faith on the earth 
when he comes — who, 1 ask, who shall be changed to 
meet air \ If some shall he changed 

tit meet bjm in the air, there must ccrtiiiuly h 
faith found on the earth at that time. 

jain it is -a whether Elders and I 

always do their dury toward those who fall 
whether i ping to hear the infirmities of the 

weak, and encouraging the discon (jhej do 

too oftoii ,giv<* ocotsionto the ad\ -Am*, in- 

stead of recovering that which is gone Sfltrmy, bell 
confuse ai 

mo brethren eetingreg . live of 

hing, they visit the more 
they sweated in world. y affair*, thev have 

rig througii the world, tie 

bonoi «. ript 

rd of c n, they 

;ft the ' 

and 
1 do 

because 

illy 

doubt 

I 
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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Christian Family Companion 

Pa.. Jim. 11, 1870. 



A Few More. 

number of cur agent 
: their letters: "I expect 
We hope 
i lie may get not only a few but a groat 
Wo bare now j 
. :u the best time to solicit mb- 
i rs. So W« trust the work will 
linqttished. Announce 
it annoanced at every suit- 
opportunity thai yon arc getting 
■ lull of subscribers for a religious 
, ami invite tlio people to sub- 
only the members but 
the friend.- of the Brethren and their 
children should be solicited to take the 
pajwr. Much good may ho d 

way, as the people will be in- 

in the ways of truth, a< well 

as receive exhortations to duty. We 

look, therefore, tor many additions to 

your lists, ami will be prepared tosup- 

• u with the first numbers of the 
ycal at least a month or longer. 



Our Prospectus and Envelope. 

We had printed for the accorumoda- 
■ i our agents and friends, a neat 
or blank li.-t, ruled and 
headed, which we enclosed in an en- 
velope, with our name and address 
plainly printed thereon. These were 
Bent (Hit with No. 4 1. Heretofore we 
attended to that duty ourself, hut this 
year, being exceedingly busy, we com- 
mitted the work to the brother win) 
addressed the papers, instructing him 
to send one to every name that was 
d agOOt, and in the absence of 
UCh mark, to the first name on 
the list In addition to this we order- 
ed one to he sent in e\ < r\ 

.'.:,* that is, w here just one p:w 
liice and is pel Up 

in a wrappor by itself. 

It now appears that .this duty was 

•i\ performed, as would 

:t- from the fact that a number of 

•rkin;' friends, who were plainly 

indicated on our book-, were not serv- 
ed In some instances it made no 



difference, a- the pi \ ho did rc- 

them handed them over to the 
proper person, and a few other 
the business into hand ami did quite 
well. Others informed us of the neg- 
lect, and were supplied In conse- 
quence of having printed and sent out 
the above c<.::\ bo abundantly 

peeted to receive but few letters 
in other than our own envelopes, and 
therefore think it Btrange that more 
than half our letters have written ad- 
Now wo hope wo will not 
be suffered to lose patronage by this 
neglect We are .still prepared and 
willing to supply all who have not 
been supplied, if we arc informed who 
has been slighted. As our friends arc 
working for our interests wo desire to 
accommodate them in the best wav 
we can, and as-ure them that they 
will suffer no intentional neglect from 
ourself. 



Praying lor the Pope. 

The programme for the week of 
special prayer, for the benefit of the 

Tope and his flock, drawn up by a 
Committee composed of the Church 
of England, Methodist, Presbyterian, 
and others, contains in its item.- for 
Monday the following: "That they 
may bo blessed with true saving grace, 
and delivered from all human error." 
Just think if God should hear their 
prayer, and deliver the Tope "from all 
human error.'' What would then be- 
come of infant sprinkling, for which 
the Romish Church is the only infal- 
lible authority ? They ought make 
sprinkling an exception, or include 
themselves in the prayer. 

Buck .\iimlicr«. 

We can supply several hundred new 
Bubeeribers with back numbers for 

several weeks yet. baring prepared 
ourself for a large increase. Hope we 

shall not be disappointed. It s net 
yet too late to get the full volume. 
Semi on your orders, friends. 

Debit! e on InnuerMlou. 

The retail price of the above work- 
has been reduced from (1.15 to 75cts. 



The publishers de e m e to dispose of the 
books as rapidly as possible, as they 

expect to lose money on them. Wo 
hope our brethren will make an effort 
to introduce the book. Every family 
Ottght to have a copy. We will send 

a copy prepaid for 75 cts. To those 
who will exext themselves to sell them 
We will make a liberal reduction when 
25 or more copies arc ordered. 

» m 

Brother Holaingt r : — There is a 
subscriber at this place that don't un- 
derstand why it is that ho has to pay 
postage on his paper, and as there 

may be more like him (but I think 
they are few) perhaps it would be 
well to say something in the Com- 
panion on the subject. 

JOSEPH ZAUN. 



The pontage on the Companion is 
twenty cents (20 cts) a year, every- 
where in the United States except in 
the county where it is published. — 
No one ought to expect that the mails 
can be carried over this vast country, 
and thousands of Post Offices kept 
open for our accommodation, all for 
nothing. — Editor. 



Cleanings from Subscribers. 

"By hard work I got one subscriber 
for you. We have a great many breth- 
ren about here, but they cannot afford 
to take the Companion ; yet some of 
them can afford to have grand furni- 
ture, and fine clothing, take political 
papers, and find time to read them. 

The Companion is a very welcome 
visitor in our family. We cannot 
think Of doing without it, as we live 
all alone, and do not enjoy the priv- 
ilege of meeting, and greeting our dear 

brethren. We' wish to call the atten- 
tion of any ministering brother who. 
may think of moving west, to our coun- 
try. We have a line country, healthy 
climate, and a large field of labor open. 
We desire that Borne ministet ing broth 

er might come and settle here and sow 

the good seed of the kingdom." 

i.l.M IS I.KltKW. 

Oilmore, \> b, 

'As 1 am well stricken in years, 
having been T."> years in this trouble- 
some wot Id, and having had a stroke 

of Palsy, partly disabling my right 
arm, and affecting the whole system, 
and being poor, I cannot raise the 



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means of taking any paper. I think 
well of your paper, with the exception 

of a few things." (Name omitted) 

We will send you the paper and 
perhaps some kind brother or sister 
will pay for it. If not, what you have 
already done, with what you may yet 
do for us will mako it all right on your 
part. Editor. 



Brother Daniel Summy, of Pleasant 
Valley, 111., says he has met with a 
a sad bereavement. His companion 
took sick on the 23rd of September, 
and died on the 29th of October, 1869, 
Her age was CO years, 1 months, Sc I'J 
days. She was taken into the Church 
in Somerset Co., in 1832. Brother 
Daniel farther says be would like to 
have the Companion but is hardly 
able to pay for it, as his health is not 
good, and he is unable to work much. 
He is very lonesome, does not get to 
meeting often, and thinks he could en- 
joy himself reading the Comp. 

"I must send my name alone for the 
( 'ompanion, as there are but few breth- 
ren living in this locality, and some of 
them (I am sorry to say) would rath- 
er pay for some novel journal for their 
children to read, than for a periodica] 
that might be a help to the salvation 
of their souls." * * * 

We withhold the name of the author 
of the above to avoid personal reflec- 
tions, and allow our readers to make 
the application of the severe charge it 
contains, like the disciples of old, "Ifl 
it I, and another, Is it I," and then 
do as t he proverb teaches : "If an\ one 
speaks evil of you, think if ha ha 
truth on his side: Ifso reform thyself " 

"We have again been blessed with 
life and health to see anothi r Christ- 
mas, while many of our fellow ! 

gone to their long borne, I 
the rewurds of their labors hero on 
earth. We acknowledged that it is 
all the mercy of our Beavenlj Father 
that we arc .-till spared, to cnjws the 
pleasure of leading good news from 

the brethren ami sisters, thai comes 

to ns through thu Companion, and 

Still wish to have your pan 

II.'. 

\\ I Would likn U |'\ nf the 

V'/O'/.S Ymith i \se will he llkelv to 
BQbd for it if it U inh resting 1-. the 
children We wish to get all tl • 



books and papers we cap to encourage 
the children to read." 
Ja.y: 

A correspondent inf that 

elder Jucob Steel, of Sna 
Valley branch, Bedford Co., I'a., is 
somewhat afflicted. Has not the uso 
of his right hand. 



Answers To CorroRpomleutN. 

Catharine Baker. One dollar and 
twenty cents will pay to the i 
this year. Perhaps what you 

call a shilling. We have no shillings 
down this way. 

Esther Stoner. The money was 
received. 

Jas. MrJSuiDE. Fifty cents is all 
claimed for Shaffner. 

Hannah Sf.T.BY. According to out- 
books you have now paid to tl. 
of Vol. G. 

Solomon Flory. There was no pa- 
per printed on the 2Sth of Dec* 
We fear you have not read the pivc - 
ding number (Dec . \ earoful- 

ly or you would have di tl that 

it was the last paper in the year. Per- 
haps you are d dug like we do with 
some of our exchanges, liiimr then 
away for a good time coming, when 
we may have time to read. AJl right, 
jou shall ha. one that is 

printed. 

Brother IloI.-iiiL'-er : Will JOU (m SO 

kind as to in\ e the add ■ 

the brethren in Kansas and Nebn 

< 8 ( 
Ybttgh, l><'i 

We can call to mind at present the 
following: Samuel Honb< i 

tillello, .\eb. JOUSS DcUlM 

line, k Br u baker, Oon- 

tropoi I'np 

piTllan ' I tvkee, 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

4f iwri. 

W i 1 1 
through the ( 'out] < 

■ 
enth da) W 

\\ m \ I : \ 



added to 

! 

tiie head of ;, lunm I 

everal added to the 
Church by baptism, au 
added, but were not baptiz< 

Dav.-.-ah K- 



A\ 'ill some brother or 
explanatioi Gi IT, whie!: 

as follow when 

thou I. oint thy head 

Bri ■ 
will try and 

Church news, . I .• inter- 

esting to those w ho feel an i • 
i anso. Our I 
off on the Jiiih and 11 
We bad good ^ rtkr and 
attention to the word proi 
Dumber were added to the Church \rj 
baptism, and many more I 

icil meeting's ()uar- 
terly, and wi thu 

feet in promoting love hod harntonv 
which chil- 

dren of God. Jl :.: 
converts a good opportunity to learn 
the l 

We 

send In 

! 

"ull til' I 

.1(1% nine A|)Ol< 



: 



.1 iM r. 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION, 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

Itntt of church ncxet lollcil 
(I <»/ the Brother hf»il. WriUr^t nam' 
mnti atltlrets required on every eotntnutiiratioti, 
in guarantee of goott faith, jiejcclnl communl- 
■ r tnanuicrijit uttil, not nturuid. Al 
irationt fur publication ihould be writ- 
ten upift one lute of the theet only. 



\olos ol Travel. 
l. B, RABT. 

Left Lima, Ohio, on t lie morning of 
tin- llih of Dec, for Oorington, where 
I attired :it 3.30 P. ML Was met at 
tin- depot by brother Shelenberger, M. 

I)., ami taken to bis home, Had preach- 
ing at night in the Brctbcn's new 
meeting-house in Covington; enjoyed 
thr hospitality of brother Shelenberger 

nml family for the night. Next morn- 
ing brother B. Mohler took me in his 
carriage to Stillwater congregation. 
Sad two meetings in the Brethren's 
meeting-house All night with broth 
J. Mohler. Next morning brother S. 
Mohler took me to Newton; had two 
meetings in Brethren's meeting-house. 
All night with brother S. Mohler. Next 
day meeting at the stone meeting- 
house ; funeral of brother John Hubert 
preached After meeting parted with 
many kind brethren and sisters, and 
was conveyed by brother S. Murry to 
Elder Wm. Camels, Dark Co., Ohio. 
Two meetings in the Brethren's meet- 
ing-house next day. Visited my old 
associate, brother Isaac Coal; passed 
the night with brother John Niscw un- 
der, who next morning took me to 
Elder A. Deatrick's branch, Montgom- 
ery Co. Two meetings same day; 
visited cousin Noah Flory. Passed 
the night with brother .1. Warner — 
meeting again next day in the meet- 
ing-hoose. Went to see sister Rebeo- 
■ol, who was lying sick at broth- 
Brambaogh's, and then went home 
with brother Deatrick. At night pass- 
ed a few hours pleasantly at the house 
of brother A. Koontz, who married a 
cousin and former associate of mine. 
Next morning went to meeting at the 
up|H.T meeting-boose in Elder Need's 
branch Dome with Elder A Flory, 
with whom I remained until next 
morning, when 1 was conveyed by a 
son of brother Gaxber'a to brother 
Wampler'fl from whence I went to 
the lower meeting-house. Two meet- 
it said point. All night with 
brother Wm. Kcplinirer, who next 
morning kindly rolanteered to take 
me to Dayton, which point I left at 
6 in the evening, being the 20th of 
December, for Pa. Arrived ut Pitts- 



burg at 4 next morning, and at Con- 
emangfa at 10 A. M. At the station 
met brother C. P. L. Roberts who 
took mo to his bouse in town; meet- 
ing at night in the Union meeting- 
house. Next morning in company 
with brother Roberta was taken to 
Johnstown, where I took a look at the 
Rolling Mills of the Cambria Iron 
Company, probably the most exten- 
sive in the United States. Thence we 
went to brother lienj. BenshooPs ; 
meeting at night nearby in Brethren's 
meeting-house. All night with broth- 
er Bensheof Meeting again at same 
point next day ; dined with brother 
John Strayer, who took me at night 
to the "Horner meeting-house." Good 
turn out. Home with brother Samuel 
Brallier at whose house next day we 
met with Elder Samuel Lidy, of Indi- 
ana Co., Pa. Meeting at night in the 
Methodist meeting-house ; went home 
with brother Wm. Byers, who next 
morning, Christmas, conveyed me to 
the Horner meeting-house again, to a 
church meeting of the Brethren. Met 
with Elder Stutsman, of Conemaugh 
branch, and Elder Berkey of an ad- 
joining branch. Brethren held a choice 
for two speakers, and ordained to the 
Bishop's office, brother Solomon Ben- 
shoof, and brother Samuel Brallier. 
Elder Stutsman intends moving to 
Iowa in the Spring. The choice for 
minister fell on brother C. P. L. Rob- 
erts, and a brother that was absent 
whose name was not made known. 
This congregation is large and seem- 
ingly zealous for the good cause. They 
earnestly solicit visits from minister- 
ing brethren traveling that way. They 
are ready at any time to convey breth- 
ren from R. R. Stations to place of 
meetings. Prompt attention will be 
given to letters addressed to Elder 
Solomon Benshoof or Elder Samuel 
Brallier, Johnstown, Cambria Co., Pa. 
Had meeting on Christmas night in 
the same meeting-house ; went home 
with brother Stephen Uildehrand, and 
enjoyed the kindness of his family for 
the night. Next morning crossed the 
valley and had meeting on the ridge 
east of Conemaugh in the Brethren's 
meeting-house. Went home with 
brother Roberts ; meeting again in the 
Union meeting-house. Next day took 
the train at 5 A. M. for Altooua; 
on the branch road to Newrv ; 
arrived at brother Daniel Sell',, at 1 1 
A. |£ Met with brother D. Sell of 
Ma, who is on a visit to his father. 
Meeting at night near by in a school- 1 



house ; also met with Elder D. M. IIol- 
singer ; passed the night with him at 
brother Sell's. Next day two meet- 
ings at Brethren's mocting-house near 
brother J. D. Brumbaugh's with whom 
we dined. All night at brother R. 
McFarland'6 who next morning early 
sent us on our way to the station near 
by; took the train at C A. M. Arrived 
at Tyrone at 8 A. M. Met brother 
.1 A . Sell at the depot, who escorted 
us to the office of the Companion whero 
wo met brother ITolsinger busily en- 
gaged in the duties of the office. Had 
the pleasure of forming an acquaint- 
ance with hie kind family. At 3 P. 
M. left in company with brother D. 
Sell for Warriors Mark. Meeting at 
night in the Brethren's meeting-house. 
•All night with brother E. Nearhoof. 
Meeting again next day at 10 A. M. 
after which brother P. Sell left for 
homo. Meeting again »t night. Had 
the privilege of forming the acquaint- 
ance of Elder Jacob Beck and family, 
and spending a few hours pleasantly 
with them at their home. At night 
went home with brother D. Goodman 
who kindly cared for me until next 
day at 11 A. M., when he volunteered 
to take me to the R. R. Station, and 
at 1.29 P. M. I was again in Tyrone. 
Meeting at night in the room secured 
for public worship by brother Holsing- 
er. This morning 1 leave for James 
Creek congregation. 

Tyrone, January 1st 1870. 

Brother D. D. Sell's Report. 

I will say for the satisfaction of 
many of my friends and Brethren in 
North West Missouri, and elsewhere, 
that I left Clinton Co., Mo., on the 
vening of the 13th of December. Ar- 
rived at my old home in Blair Co., 
Penna., on the 16th. Enjoyed good 
health on the trip, but had a rainy time 
ofit.Erom the time I left Quincy,Ills., 
it rained till I came to Altoona, Ta. 
I enjoyed myself at the dear old home 
as well as I had anticipated. Owing 
to bad weather, I rested about a week. 
On the 2Gth a series of meetings com- 
menced in the old mother church at 
Duncansville. I tried to preach to 
my old friends and neighbors from tho 
languago of Cornelius to Peter: "thou 
hast well done that thou hast come," 
<kc , Acts 10 : 33. On th« evening of 
the same day I hod the pleasure of 
hearing my brother, James A. Sell, 
preach to as from the first part of Matt. 
17, which afTorded me pleasure beyond 
that I can express. Monday 27th, I 



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had the pleasure of meeting our much 
esteemed brother, J. B. Flory. He 
preached on the evening of the 21th, 
and 28th and evening, with interest, 
and we trust with profit. 

2'Jth I accompanied him to Tyrone, 
or Warrior's Mark branch. Hod au 
evening meeting in the Brethren's 
meeting-house. Here it fell our lot to 
preach, which we tried to do to a very 
attentive congregation. Our prayer 
is that it might be as bread cast upon 
the waters. To-day, 30th, we met at 
the same place. Brother Flory spoke 
from John 2nd chapter, 1 <fc 2 verses. 
After meeting to-day I left brother 
Flory and came to Tyrone, and now 
I am sitting at the editor's table, writ- 
ing these few lines. I saw the one 
side of the first number of the Com- 
panion, for the new year, printed. 
We learned many things while here, 
of the troubles incumbent upon an ed- 
itor* Surely, Brethren, he needs your 
assistance, to make tho Companion 
what you all desire it should be We 
assure all its readers that we would 
not take his place at double the pres- 
ent price of it ; and when I look around 
through the office and see how many 
copies of tho Pious Youth are here on 
his bands, I am prompted to say to 
you that the work is a good one, and 
would urge brethren to send their 
dollars and let the Youth be sent to 
one of your children. It will encour- 
age them to read useful reading, instead 
of novels, which will ruin any one who 
will lust after such poison to the soul. 
One poem in the first number of tho 
Youth • "Beautiful Snow," is alone 
worth almost one dollar. 

I leave here in the morning for Dun- 
cansville, where there is mi appoint- 
ment for me on Saturday eve next. 

More anon. 

Daniel D. Ski.i.. 



< Mill III IK <l 



Ittliorl 
Mich 



or 



YInU to 



CoslIEN, Ind. ) 

Dec is, 1869, } 
On the evening that brother \v. u- 

gVt lel'l u.s, we had one meeting. 17ih, 
lielil a Chiireh meeting, ami the same 
evening, a ( 'oinmmiioii meeting. Al- 
ter the aar vice, bald a shoios foe one 
speaker. The !<>t fell on Jacob Kee- 
ner. Also one visit member j QeOTge 
Kepner. Ne.u morning, 18th, we 

were taken by brother Jacob Kcpner 

to Charlotte, Baton, Co. Took the 
train for Nashville. There met bj 
brother Isaac Smith. 1 1 n.l un even- 



ing meeting. From there were taken 
by brother Smith to Woodland Cen- 
ter. Found the members all well and 
I in good spirits. Held an evening 
meeting in the school-house. 

Nov. 19, were conveyed by the 
brethren to brother D. B. Woods. — 
Found him sick, not able to be about 
the house, but still held our council 
meeting in his house, which was well 
attended by the members. Held a 
choice for a speaker. The lot fell 
upon Josiah Wiuey. From there we 
were taken by brother Emanuel Kime 
to his house, some 12 miles distant. 
Had an evening meeting in Kent, Co. 

20th, Being Sunday ; in the fore- 
noon we attended a Mennonite meet- 
ing. Their Bishop rose up, made a 
few remarks, and requested mo to 
speak in the German language. Tho 
congregation being all able to under- 
stand it except my co-laborer, 1). 1). 
Sturgis. 

Had a meeting at 2. o'clock in 
the afternoon. Large attendance ; 
preaching in tho German language. 

Same evening had a meeting at 
Fosters school-house. Met a very 
largo congregation, which endud our 
labors in Michigan. 

21st. We were taken by brother 
Jesse Blough to Lowell; there took 
the train for Grand Rapids, but the 
snow being so deep that the cars 
wero delayed, we were two hours too 
late for the Pigeon train. Stopped 
over night at Grand Rapids 

22nd. Six o'clock took the train 
for White Pigeon, snow being so very 
deep, that all trains were behind time, 
but still got home that night at 11 
o'clock, found all well, Cor which un- 
merited favot we feel to thank Cod 

If any brethren should feel like vis- 
iting the brethren in Michigan they 

will find brother Jacob Kepner, 7 
miles north east from Charlotte, Ba> 

ton, Co.; brother Isaac Smith, 8 
miles north ol Nashville, Ban;, 
brother 1). M. Wood, 7 miles \\ i -i 

from Hastings, and ^^<- mile oortb 

from Carlton Center, in liuri) i 
and brother Emanuel Kime and .1, 
M Bloogb, 7 miles south ea.-t from 
Lowel), Kent Co. 

Jacob Bin 

1). I'. Sn inns. 



Urother Hohingtrt The brethren 
at Dodgertowo have, through the 

merciei of a kind God, been permitted 
to huv e sooth n of rejoicing. 

Brethren Davis Vonoc of l'l< 



Hill, Ohio, and Geo. Cripe, of Wash- 
ing branch, in this (Kosciusko) coun- 
ty, were with us, and held forth to the 
dying world the great truths of tho 
Bible, in a v«ry impressive manner. 
Two of our dear young friends wad< d 
with brother Cripe into the cold stream 
and were baptized "for (not because 
of) tho remission of sins," and were 
made to rejoice, inasmuch as they have 
now within them the evidence that 
they are God-favored children, as it 
were, from Death unto Life and Im- 
mortality. O may they ever stand 
fast to the liberty wherewith Christ 
has made them free. May our dear 
Father give them grace sufficient to 
withstand the storms of temptation 
which they will have to encounter. 
Dear brethren; will you not pray the 
Lord that these lambs of the fold may 
nevermore be entangled with the yoke 
of bondage ? O, will you not ask him 
to work mightily upon the hearts of 
those who have been made to feel the 
bondage of sin, and make them will- 
ing to throw off the heavy yoke, and 
begin to wear the easy yoke of Jesos 
Christ our Lord? Wake op, dear 
brethren, and be lively in your Ma- 
ter's service. 

K. U.MUAUtill. 
ColUnmr, Ind, 



I-oller from Oregon 

La G&ajtd, Oei 
June '27th 1869. 

K. P. Loan ; 

I var brother ; I re- 
i your ?erj kind letter about 
two weeks ago. 1 *us very g 
hear from you 'and to learn that 
you were still in the land and an. 
tho living, and b < m I « ith i 
onable portion of health. Your kind 
advice was tha nk Til !y received, and 
1 hope to be proSted thereby, 1 
know that we all need a little to 
freshing now and then, in order 
that wu may prosper in this life, in 
things pertaining to life immortal, 
trtj living here in this beautiful 
valley, away out west, among tho 
mountains ; and as a community 
are scarcely i*:\ W have 

a number of denominations fullj 

ive their appoint 
moots for preaching throug 
valley, and aol this vtJJeyonlj, 
all through the west an I min - 
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(20 miles in width ; 
I with people from all parts of 
the world. There ari five towns or 
villages ; 5 lar^e i'j\<t mills], saw- 
DQiabor o boas 

La Grand ba iborcb 

owned I j the Methodist episcopal 
have a beautiful iuiM 
amer, generally good 
• -i\v in winter, and a very 
plendid water and 
can be bought 
ing on it; pro- 
vision^ dud goods of all kinds cheap 
awhero. 3tock of all kiuds 
loin I prices. Times rather 

dull in genera!, owing to the scarci- 
ty of water to ,vork the mines, al- 
though there is a great deal of gold 
taken out this year. The crops 
here arc rathe:- fdiort this season. 
There are a great many emigrant.-; 
coming to this country this summer. 
\Xc have a good prospect for a 
branch rail road through this valley, 
to l un from SaltLako to Pugot Sound 
on the Pacific coast. It is already 
surveyed and the probability is that 
it \vi 1 be bui't within the next three 
years. At present we are four hun- 
dred miles from rail road. We have 
a daily line of stage running from 
the Columbia Kiver to Salt Lake, 
making the trip of 500 miles in five 
days. We are all in {rood health, 
uoping this little missive will find 
you and your family all in the enjoy- 
ment of good health, the best of 
blessings. We always ac- 
e our heavenly Father as 
our P>cii< factor aril Preserver, and 
try to thank him for all things that 
we; eccive at bis hands. With an 
.nee that he fulfils all his prom- 
ises we ask him for what we need. 
May the grne rblessed spir- 

• and abide with you and us all 
anda'l God's Isr;v ; elsewhere', is 

the prayer, of your unworthy brother 

i 
and i.npil. 

I. W. DICKEV. 



Dec. 16th, li 

llrollier H, nr;i : the above from 

the e of Blias Dickey, of 

. I, Ohio, Avas reoeived some- 

ago; and to-day fell into my 

in. and 1 thought it might 

be intcrcstiug to tho readers of the 



n to hear the blcatings of 
the lambs of the flock. Oh how 
many there are of such ! :>o I scad 
the same, with a little more of my 
scribbling, which was done in my 
situation, not being able to 
. physica 1 labor. 

F. P. UEIIK. 



A Letter *o ^>aui<>l and iVuiuy 
SJ-.ulabiiker. 

.My dearly beloved brother ami 
in Christ : I wrote to you once 
before, and never got an answer, and 
never heard anything from you ex- 
cept what brother Wolf wrote in the 
Comp&nion, that be was at your 
I think that you have the 
same to contend with that I have, 
for we are surrounded by all kind of 
. and we have a great work to 
perform' and many trials and tempta- 
tions to endure, but we have the as- 
surance in (iod's word, that we are 
not tempted above what we are able 
to bear*. So let us not shrink from 
our duty or fotget to pray one for an- 
other, and pray tho Lord that he may 
strengthen us that we may not get 
weary in well-doing, but that we may 
i out faithful to our end. 

I had the pleasure of once more 
ig our old homestead, some time 
ago, and my thoughts waudered back 
to childhood days. Well do I remem- 
ber the time when father, mother, 
brothers and sisters, fourteen of a 
family, surrounded the table and en- 
joyed the good fruits of the earth. — 
Put where are they now. There are 
only two living in the county, a 
brother and a sister. Father and 
mother, and two of the sisters are 
gone to their reward, and tho rest 
are scattered from Pennsylvania to 
California, and we cannot expect to 
comle together in this world again, but 
if we put our trust in God and keep 
his commandments, we have the 
promise to meet again where we shall 
:ie\er part, where all tears will be 
wiped from our eyes. So let us more 
tlv contend for the truth whieh 
is the word of (Jod, and obey it. 

While I was there, I also visited 
the little graveyard, where many of 
the friends Tire sleeping silently, till 
the time when they must be changed 
and come forth to meet their God. — 
Hut how true is the saying of tho po- 
et 

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thorns that have been allowed to grow 
ovrr the grayc .- before me, and I have 
to think If they were to rise from their 
graves while I ading tl. I 

would have to blush with .shame for 
the Beglect their graves hai 
And how mai eyardfl do we 

tee Qeglected ! I fear it is wrong in 
the Bight of God. 1 gave orders to 
have it eleaned, and I hope those liv- 
ing near will attend to it hereafter. 

The friends were all well and so 
arc we. I remain your brother, 

NOAH li. BLAUGH. 

St. Cladrsville, Pa. 



Proposed Visit. 

Brother Holsinger: Brother J. D. 
Trestle and myself intend to start on 
a visit of love to our brethren as fol- 
low s : 

On the evening of the 3rd of Feb., 
ill be with the brethren in Mid* 
dletown Valley, at Grossnickle's; also 
on the morning ot the 4th. In the 
evening (4th) In the Beaver Creek 
congregation, remaining till noon of 
the 6th. In the evening (6th) at .\n- 
tietam, remaining until noon of the 9th. 
Evening of 9th in Falling Spring con- 
gregation, remaining until morning of 
the lhli. With the brethren at Baoi 
C'irck on the evening of the 11th, re- 
maining until noon of the 18th. Eve- 
ning of the loth at Welsh Kun or 
Broedfordiog congregation, remaining 
until noon of the loth; thence to the 
Manor congregation Bame evening, re- 
maining until the morning ofthe 17th. 
This will we do if the Lord permits. 
Not knowing the addresses of all the 
brethren we take this method of in- 
forming tin in, and hope that none of 
our deal' brethren \\ ill judge or 

demn 08 for ft all 

labor for the good of souls in the cause 

of nur Master. We want an i' 

in the prayi ra of our brethren. 

Kl'llllAIM \V 

Union Bridge, .'/</. 



Urnjltlll 5Ij«tn' Hoporl. 

Tysons, Pa. ) 

.Inn. 6th, I -To J 
K( I iinn d 10 far toward BOOK 

h, from our visit to Montgomery 

county, Pa. Held i down: 

Oommoncing at Norristown, four 

in the new iui'i ting-house, 

built, by tin- Brethren, ami which was 

dedicated on Sotarda) >■■■ i uing by the 

meeting. The brethren living in 

NorristoM d v. Isfc \<> have tl 

informed that they me now 



for meetings, inviting the ministers, 
and member.-: to Btop with them. Both 
languages are acceptable. Then we 
kippaek ; held 3 meetings at 
Gotwals Thence to Coventry, Ches- 
ter Co. ; had 4 meetings. This is the 
congregation where John Price resi- 
ded, known by tiie Urothchood 50 
years ago. Thence to Mingo, another 
branch ofthe Indian Creek Church ; 
had 5 meetings. Thence to Indian 
Creek, where the Church was first or- 
ganized, known as the Indian Creek 
Church. Three meetings at this place. 
Thence to Springfield, another branch 
ofthe Indian Creek Church, Lehigh 
Co. ; had 4 meetings. Thence to Hat- 
held, another branch of the same 
Church ; had 5 meetings. Tour meet- 
ings were bold in Bethlehem, the place 
where the Moravians first settled. 
From that field to the city of Philadel- 
phia ; hail one meeting there. These 
meetings were all attended with inter- 
est. Urother John W. Brumbaugh 
was my traveling companion on this 
mission of love. Our thanks to Cod, 
for the kindness shown to us by the 
brethren and Bisters, during the mis- 
sion. May God grant, though a' 
ed from one another in body, that we 
may remain united in spirit. 

Farewell brethren, farewell, fi 

Till we all shall meet again. 



Proposed Visit. 

I propose t" pay a risit to German- 
town, where the first Church of the 
Brethren was organized:. I exp 

leave home on Thursday, the 

February, ami goto Lancaster City 
the first day. The 4th to Philadel- 
phia, and the 5th t" (iermantwwn. 
Commence meeting on the evening of 

the oih at G< a :i. Brother 

Riner will meet me the' iday, 

the 7th. Urother John II I 
■• with us at the ti 

wiii we do if God permit. 

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Selected by Bsnj. Bowman. 
Love. 
Love is the sweetest bud that blows, 

Its beauty never dies ; 
On earth among the Baints it grows, 
And ripens in the skies. 

Pure glowing red and spotless white 

Its perfect colors are ; 
In Jesus all its sweets unite 

And looks divinely fair. 

The finest flower that ever blowed, 

Opened on Calvary's tree ; 
When Jesus' blood so freely flowed 

For love of worthless me. 

Its deepest hew, its richest smell 

No mortal sense conld bear ; 
Nor could the world or angels tell 

How bright its colors are. 

Earth could not bold so rich a flower 

.Nor half its beanty show, 
Nor could the world and satanV; power 

Confine its sweets below. 

On Canaan's banks supremely fair 

This flower of wonder blooms ; 
Transplanted to its native air, 

And all the shores perfumes. 

Bat not to Canaan's shores confined ; 

The seeds that from it blow 
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for th» C'om/'ijnii'fi. 
IN moils Tlmrs. 
••Tliih know ateo teal in iiir lad Am perlteea times ■ball com. , 
lor men -hull i" Iotots of their owu aelrea, covetous, boaaten, proud, 
blasphemers, dlrobedlenl to parents, unthankful, unholy, without 
iKitnral affection, trucebreakera, false accusers, Incontinent, fierce, 
doaplaen Ol theaa that are Mad. Traitors, lieadv, hlgbmlnded, lov- 
ers of pleasure more than lovers ofOod| having a form OfMdUaeM 
but denying t e powers thereof ; from such turn away." % Timothy 

Dour brethren ; through the kind mercies ,,f (j,,d, I for 
the lii-i dme take up tnj pen to address von t lir,, ( i K h the 
Companion Though [ am a weak ana nnworthj 
vuni of Christ, 1 fed the great responsibility tbi 
Ing upon me m a. minister of the gospel. I feel thai it ■ 
my duty as a watchman Jto ruiav the aJf/ID when I 



danger, and I surely think that theeeore dangerous t- 
From the language which I have quoted at the head of 
this article we can see what is to 1m.' in the last times. 
Whether we are in the last times or not we may know 
only by the things which the Prophets, Christ and the 
Apostles have predicted should come in the last times. 
We only need to look around us and we can see whether 
this prediction of Paul has been fulfilled or not, and we 
are reluctantly forced to answer in the affirmative; When 
we look at the condition and character of the Church a> 
it appears to-day, we certainly see a wide contrast in the 
appearance of its members now and the discipline bv 
which they are to be governed. It is getting .to 1*0 a 
very popular thing to be a Church member, or at least in 
the majority of the Churches, so much so that almost all 
the great men of the day belong to some Church ; and 
yet if we may judge by their daily walk and conduct, we 
would not suppose that they were members of a church 
We see them engaging in all the worldly strife that is 
likely to bring them any gain. Tee, we see these speci- 
mens of what should be meek and lowly Christians, eoa 
tending with an ardent zeal for what they call the funda- 
mental principles of Christianity. They will even call 
you selfish and call your profession into question if you 
do not nnite with them in their worship. You a-k them 
what they call the fundamental principles of Christianity, 
and they will tell you, that if you believe that Jesus to 
the Christ the son of the living God you have the funda- 
mental principles of Christianity within yoo. •'These lit- 
tle outside ordinances,'' they say," "don't amount to any- 
thing." If the heart is right, all is right, Hut let u 
l)c deceived, for God is not mocked. Wit know that if 
the heart is right, that there will be no nonessentials found 
among the commandments of the New Testament, (hough 
though thev be ever BO Small and simple The trolj 
verted soul cannot view them as nonessentials; but i> 
ready and willing to follow the foot-prints oftl 
which he has left on the earth. We need n Ived 

about these things. Christ says: "by their fruits shell 

ve know them." And Haul >a\ - : "if any man have not 
the spirit of Christ he is none of b - " 

Bat let OS examine mtrs, lr,-.<. and -oe if w 

degenerating as well as othera 1 sra afraid, br» 
we look insida of oar own CI. inch that wo can stx I 

which OUght not BO lo be. 0, brethren. Imm 

abounds dooa not our love wa\ ©old. Christ lie 

13th chapter of John \ ••< s commandment 1 
a, that ye love one another, as I bav< 

that ve also love 000 another. H\ this -hull all tneti ! 

that re are mi Disciples, Ifyehavelov 

Haul compurci. the Church tO I human d we all 

know what 00f OWU natm. Blber of our 

ihe w lo 

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Koa 

and "// the prophets urafull 



of their return 



-t ?;iv a [ neernhig their lead- 

'\'l r.Ay v. ill he some one at the head of this 



I ■ I buftli '.' I fearfhfft 

u»t. If it were the i'm <• « e « ould seldom Bee a m 
her of the Church withdraw, Or have to be expelled. Vel will havo boen scattered among all nations 
how often w< I brentalkabbrft'DTethYPn, tvhol 

probably made I i p, instead pi 

and talking to him, and manifesting thai ' i ' 
that should chart By 

this miann va might save many a , who by our 

. nd Indifference will probably become a pr< 

i 0, Brethrecl every oneodua, lay memJl>< 
well as minister-, have a heavy responsibility re-ting up- 
on us. it is every one's duty to 1 the spiritual 

welfare of others ] and whett I ■<•] iliat the breth- 

ren and sisters arc Q0 benefit to our spiritual welfare 
thai we are under no obligations t<> the Church, then we 
can rest assured thai We are in the eiieniv 's country, and 
the somier we look to God for help the better* 

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/•'or tltc Companion. 
Hostorntion oi'lhc Jews. 

iu-.si't'Nsr. to r.noTHKR HECKr.F.it. 

Had I not supposed I was included among the sisters 
mentioned in his article 1 would not have undertake 
answer him. Therefore, those who are of the same opin- 
ion will please excuse mo for answering first; but you can 
still bring in your evidence. The more evidence the c 
er thi Brother H. wants us to show him whore 

we learn that a man of sin, or antichrist, will make a 
league with the .lews and cause them to return and build 
Jerusalem. Now if wo knew to what part he wants in- 
formation, whether to their loader, or the return of the 
Ji wa, we could answer him with less trouble. I should 
hardly suppose ho would want any information, aside 
from his Bible, concerning the latter. It is true the proph- 
lo not tell us ju.-t in so many words, but take them 
all together and peruse them carefully, and I cannot see 
how any one can fail of coming to the conclusion tha 

will return and rebuild their ancient city. 1 know 
then ie that believe that all their return was ac- 

complished at their return from the Babylonish captivity: 
but this will not hold good; it has no foundation. 

We know that the ten tribes were taken away some 
time before Juduh and Benjamin wire taken captivi 
Babylon, and then there were but a Ww of the two tribe-. 
a small colony, under the guidance of Xarababel, who 
were permitted by Cyrus to return and rebuild the I 
pie. But tho wealthier and more numerous pari of the 
nation remained beyond Euphrates, where they had set- 
tled. And what hindrance did those that returned meet 
with by that mixed people, thfl :i bad gcnl to 

py Samaria after he had carried away the ten Iri 
H.OW they scorned them in building the wails of tlio 
"If a fox go up be will break down their stone wall." 
Ezra and .\< hemiah were permitted to bring 
in new colonics to engage iri the w '. of building, they 
wrought with one band in thi ud with the i 

they held a weapon. Thi 
promisee that ar< 

return. A ml I do no! 
that any one that has read the pro] fully will 

i oino to the conclusion that that was the only n 



1 , and o at will work deceitfully ; but who 

• ttC will be composed of, I will not nndcr- 
haa many w iya to bring his purposes 
to pa ■ . • ' Icefl man for an instrument to ae- 

plish his design. The prophet Zechariah in the tenth, 
eleventh, twelfth, and thirteentl ! ; - "f Israel 

red in unbelief, under: o£"tbf Idol shep- 

herd ;"' then beseiged by all nation-, and at b«st driven to 
a bitter mourning for their sins, and a true hearted return 
id in Christ, -Now to the same effect are the words 
of Daniel. In the eighth chapter wo read of a vision, in 
which the an 'el addresses the prophet saying, 

"Behold I will make thee know what shall be id the last 
end of the indignation. When the transgressors are come 
to the full, a king <jf fierce countenance, and understanding 
dark , shall stand up. and thi ough Ids policy shall 

come craft to prosper in his hand, and he shall magnify 
himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many. 
lie shall also stand up against the prince of princes, but 
he shall be broken without hands." And in the eleventh 
chapter of the same prophet, we are carried through a 
course of events from the time of the Modes and Persians 
until the reign ot a certain king, a vile person, who will 
make a league with Daniel, (people) and after the league 
made with him lie will work deceitfully. "lie shall enter 

able even upon the fattest placs of the provii 
and he shall do tiiat which his fathers havo not done, ma- 
ins father's fathers. Tin- king shall do according to his 
will, and shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above 
every Cod. and shall speak marvelous things against the 
God of Gods, and shall prosper until the indignation be 
accomplished, for that tha I lined shall be done." 

Thus Paul and Daniel agifee accurately. They both pre- 
sent to us a man of sin tol Q revealed in "the last timi 
A man claiming for himsoli'thc honor duo to the Almighty. 
t, will be the fa 1 -iah of the Jews. 

But they will then r their error, the covenant will 

; and the day uf Jacob's trouble he revealed God, 
by the hand of Antichrist, will have gathered them into 
Jerusalem, and be about, to blow upon them the lire of his 
wrath and melt them in the midst thereof. 

But the distress will bo effectual. The spirit of grace 
and supplication will bo poured out upon them. Thus 
will the n mi; iit i i Laiaol be brought to repeal a noa,] and 
very advent itself, to look upon him 
1 aud obtain life through his name. — 
-hall that wicked one be revealed whom the 
hold shall consume with the spirit of his mouth and de- 
stroy with tho brightness of his coming. "For Topbci is 
,' r the ki. vpared ; he hatl. 

made it deep and lame: the pile thereof is tire and much 
i:b of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone 
;indlo it." Isaiah 30 : 
\ :>d \);'< wicked one is ban the beast of 

the 1 in, that had gathered the kings of the earth 

and their armies together to make war against him that 
g horse and SgaiflSt his army ; but the beast was 
taken and with him the false prophet ; these both wore 
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And that old serpent which is the devil is cast into the 
bottomless pit. where ho will have to remain until a 
thousand years arc fulflllcd. And then, and not till then, 
will the millennium dispensation commence. 

Now T believe that the present dispensation will not. 
close until tho millennium dispensation commences. But 
if any one can convince me that there can he a space be- 
tween the close of ope dispensation and the commence- 
ment of another, I will willingly yield. The law and the 
prophets were until John ; then the present dispensation 
commenced, and from that time the gospel is preached 
unto us. I know there are some, and perhaps the great- 
er part, thai believe that the gentile time will be fulfilled, 
when the dead saints are raised, »nd the living changed, 
and caught up to meet the Lord in the air, but there cer- 
tainly will be some time between then and the conversion 
of the .Jews; but BOW long the Lord will remain in the 
air with bis collected saints we are not informed, but it 
will be a bloody time. .Vow I do not wish any ono to 
depend on what I have written, but let them "read for 
themselves*, Bnd if they can eonie to any other conclusion 
let us hear from them. 

MARGARET DKAKDORFF. 

for Oxc Gon\pari\*m. 
Temper and Passion. 

Advantaojes of Ciieeufi i.nkss. and Contentment. 

It i.s not enough for the preservation of health, that OUT 
bodies are properly nourished, that we are Inly clothed, 
that we take exercise, and enjoy rest, that we are cleanly 
in our persons, and live in open and airy situations. The 
good effects of these are in danger of being quite done 
away with, if our temper and passions be not properly 
regulated, tt is useless to make a good meal of fit and 
nourishing diet, unless the mind is quiet and comp 
after it. A sally ofpassion, or a lit of sulkincss, spoils 
the digestion, and we had better have gone without food. 
But it is not alter we have taken food alone, that pas-ion 
and bad temper may injure us; we cannot even eat if we 
yield to them. We lose our appetite, the stomach 
disordered, and the mosl delicate meal is looked at with 

loathing and disgOSt ; BO that unless the temper be serene 
and cheerful, we eat without an appetite; what we take 
we cannot digest, and food does more harm than go 

A happy-minded, amiable child is one of the mosl beau- 
tiful and lovable things that God has giyoa to as, to soft- 
en oar hearts, and to call into pla 
We may all be happy if we will When we have ■■■ 
..Id enough to be tan-lit these things, wo shall, if wo hare 
any regard for our health and comfort, never indulge in 
bursts of violent passion, infitaof angor, or in salleoness. 
To do so, is to commit the greatest folly of which wo are 

Capable. We can enjoy nothing when our hearts are fill- 
ed u ith bad thoughts; al fcetinj 
disposition are brlghl or gloomy bo doe-, everything 
around as appear If then we are cheerful and contented, 
all nature suites with pa; the i more balmy, the 
. l.v mere clear, tb I is a brighter green, tho I 
hai e a richer foliage, the Q moll, 

the birds aing more bwi 

all appear h, | ivltb n 

and w hali'\ er it m , ., !„•_ it p), 

for it, stronger and livelier, and lit for exertion 

Now w hat happens to u* if wo are all ill tempered and 



discontented? Why, there is not anything which can 
please us. We quarrel with our food, with our <!, 
with our amusements, with our companions, and with 
ourselves. Nothing comes right fur us ; the weatl. 
cither too hot or too cold, too dry or too damp. Neither 
sun, nor moon, nor stars have any beauty; the field? are 
barren, the flowers Ins and the birds .silent. W. 

move about like some evil spirit, neither loving nor he- 
loved by anything Besides robbing ourselves of comfort 
and health, and becoming hateful to ourselves and to all 
around us by passion and bad temper, we also unlit our- 
selves for performing our private and public duties. The 
passionate man — and the passionate' child lends to the 
passionate man — is not lit to mingle in society. U 
always making Umsejf enemies, and giving pain to h's, 
friends and family. Nor is this all; everyone who in- 
dulges in bad temper, and gives way to mo* „>ur 
feelings,' sets S mischievous example to a!! around hiir, 
spreads a baneful influence over the whole rangi 
connections. The affections become weakened; confi- 
dence is destroyed, health is injured, nervous and painful 
diseases are created, and comfort and happiness are ban- 
ished from his dwelling. 

To a man of tj»is miserable disposition, the troub 
which all must expect to go through in tLir- life, be< 
so many sources of torment : and all the common evil.- of 
life are changed into misfortunes. Whilst the cheerful 
and thankful man passes his days in happiuc-> as we are 
able to enjoy, the other is gloomy and dissatisfied, and 
makes bis home cheerless. Uis countenance is clouded, 
and his gait .-biggish ; bis body lo* -althv tone, 

and his mind is incapable of rweivl 
from the external world which our bounlilul Qroafu 
sent to minister to our health ami pleasure 

Always bear in mind, therefore, that if yoii want to 
preserve health you must bo good tempered ; that if \ou 
would enjoy the beauties of nature, and comforts of "life, 
you must be good tempered; that if you would be useful 
urself, and to vd ; 

and that if Veu desire to show yourself ti ftho 

bles>*ngs which Almighty (3 down upon \ 

muH be content, i ■ ,]. Hlid thankful. 

Thoref re you M ,. \ UI ^ •, , 
tent, good letnpvi e.| and thankful. 

i: !. MEYEI 
Phila 

It k of the deep* bat we walk with i 

cere, honest, upright In an bef< G If evil be prac- 

ticed, or laboi mnlvcd at. ihe channel of commu- 

nication between our souIm and (Jod (for the time 

will be cut "|V. it i> all-importanl to remember thh 

lnliri. 1 weakness will cleave to u- u> lone "> we 

remain in the body, but this is a different thing from 
1 I must be able, Willi a tea 

lit nvrnlx l-'ailu-r in the 
face .. Hero 1 n I 

'boo 

mm" * - m< 

The late I >. B ithunu wroto to bin I y tli 

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I'ttriwlisu. 



For the Companion. 



As there appeared a query in volume 5 (\mi- 
/'•(/lioit. No. 47, page 731, asking "Where is 
paradise? the phiee where the thief on the cross 
■rent to." And, as a short answer by Elder 
(nabill Meyers, was not so satisfactory as desira- 
ble, we have made this subject a matter of in- 
vestigation, though we have not referred to any 
commentary but merely to the scriptures, and 
we will try by the grace of God to write some- 
thing about it. In the first place we cannot find 
that the word paradise appears at all at any 
place in the Old Testament writings before the 
Babylonish captivity, or so long as the Hebrew 
language prevailed among the Jews. In Gene- 
sis 2 : 8, we read that the Lord planted a gar- 
den eastward in Eden ; and we lurther read 
that the Lord put the man whom he had made 
into the garden to dress it and to keep it. 

And alter that wherever reference is made to 
this garden by the prophets it is called "The 
garden of Eden," "The garden of the Lord," 
and "The garden of God:" and never paradise 
until after the aforesaid captivity. In the se- 
cond place we find that the word paradise, like 
many other Greek words, is not translated, but 
only anglicized, that its meaning is nearly equiv- 
alent, or synonymous to the Latin feliciius, an- 
glicized felicity, and to the Anglo-Saxon world 
bl%89 % which would be its proper English trans- 
lation. And hence the words of a dying Savior 
to the thief on the cross, would read, "This day 
shalt thou be with me in bliss. And the garden 
of Eden would be the garden of bliss. But even 
this translation of the Savior's words, imply that 
there is a place of bliss, or of paradise. The 
Apostle Paul tells us in Acts 22: 17, and 9: 20, 
how he had fell in a trance and saw the Lord : 
and in the second Corinthians 12 : 4, he speaks 
of a man. "How he was caught up into para- 
dise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is 
not lawful for a man to utter." And in the sec- 
ond verse of the same chapter, he speaks of one, 
undoubtedly the same, "caught up to the third 
heaven." In Rev. 2 : 7, we read, "To him that 
overcometh will 1 give to eat of the tree of life, 
which is in the midst of the paradise of God." — 
In the book of Apocnphy, in the second book 
of the prophet Esdras, chapter '5, verse 5, 6, we 
read, "And (thou) gavest a body unto Adam 
without soul, which was the workmanship of 



thy hand, and didst breathe into him the breath 
of life, and he was made a living soul before 
thee. And thou ledest him into paradise, 
which thy right hand had planted before ever 
the earth came forward." In the beginning of 
the sixth chapter of the samt book, it appears 
the Lord speaks to the prophet, telling him 
when he considered the end of this world, Pay- 
ing, "In the beginning when the earth was 
made, before the borders of the world stood, or 
ever the winds blew, before it thundered and 
lightened, or ever the foundations of paradise 
were laid." &c. Now, if the Lord considered 
the end before the beginning was made, he must 
have seen how wicked the world would be, for 
if it would have been good, there would have 
been no cause nor occasion to bring it to an end, 
or to consider the end. And if the Lord saw 
the end he also saw the wickedness thereof be- 
fore it was made, and had its redemption pre- 
pared before the foundation thereof was laid, he 
must have a higher and more mysterious object 
in view than we are aware of. And if paradise 
was "planted before ever the world came for- 
ward," "or ever the multitude of angels were 
gathered together,*' it appears to be a place en- 
tirely separated from this earth. And yet it 
appears that Adam in his first estate was in that 
blissful place in the garden of Eden on this earth. 
Or perhaps paradise is a spiritual garden which 
the Lord could remove from one place to anoth- 
er. 

It appears that Adam was first made a natu- 
ral being, and afterward, from the breath of God 
he became a living soul, a twofold being, and 
was then led into paradise "to dress it and to 
keep it." But he could not "keep it." And 
after his fall, it appears he knew not that he was 
dust until the Lord told him, "Dust thou art, 
to dust shalt thou return." It seems wonder- 
fully strange to us, considering that an innumer- 
able multitude of human beings have lived and 
died in this world, and have gone we know not 
where ; and the number of visitations that God 
has made to the people of this world by his min- 
isters to prepare them and us for the world to 
come, and the revelations of his will, that he 
has made to holy men of old, 

'•WhOBC lio.iry locks have swept the feet of Deity ;" 

when even a few have been raised from the 
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about the unseen world : and the little that we 
do know is not real, but is only in visions and 
in dreams. But herein we may not err ; since 
Adam was driven out oi paradise, or out of the 
garden of God "lest he put forth his hand and 
eat of the tree of life and live forever," that no 
person can go back to paradise until he has died 
a natural death, then, it his life has been in ac- 
cordance with the will of God, he goes back in- 
to the garden of God, or into Adams first estate, 
and partakes of the tree of life and lives forever ; 
as the spirit saith unto the church : "To him 
that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of 
life, which is in the midst of the paradise of 
God." And the thief of the cross was no doubt 
one of the first that entered there. Because 
when Adam had disobeyed, he could no longer 
dress and keep the garden ; therefore the tree 
of life was protected by cherubim and flaming 
sword, until the second Adam through obedience 
unto God, yea even unto death on the cross, 
gained access to the tree of life. And the 
thief was no doubt one of the first who ate of 
that immortal fruit. Since the leaves of the 
tree are for the healing of the nations, (Rev. 22: 
2.) we understand they are plucked off and hand- 
ed down to us by the angels to heal us from our 
infirmities, and to make us every whit whole: 
for they are oil in our wounds and balm on our 
sores. It is not likely that those leaves will 
contain more virtue, nor be more wholesome for 
the healings of the nations during the thousand 
years of Jubilee, than at the present time ; nor 
do we believe that they are reserved expressly 
for that time as some think. But, the text, 
'This day shalt thou be with me in paradise." — 
The Savior died, left his body on the cross, and 
in the Spirit went over into paradise ; and the 
thief likewise, his body was also left on the cross 
while in the Spirit he went over into paradise. 
In the Spirit we understand Paul was in a 
trance carried over, and saw and heard what lie 
dared not reveal. In the spirit we understand 

Adam was there before be fell ; because he 

not created in paradise, but was alter liis < : 

tion, Led into the Garden oTOodL Bat ai Idaro 

disobeyed and could nut keep his "blissful seat ;" 

a way bas been made for us to get baok again 
through moot) tribulation Into the garden of 

bliss. And it we keep in that way while in this 
world, though it lead through the \ alley of the 



shadow ot death, yet, when we change time 
for eternity, our souls will be carried over in 
the spirit to paradise, the land or promise, the 
rest reserved for the people of God. 

1 will now close, hoping if any reader has 
anything to add, to comment, or explain, he will 
be free to do so. I have not given a full expla- 
nation to the query ; but merely as I said in the 
beginning, tried to write almd it. 

JAMES Y. HECKLER. 
Harley$ville, Pa. 



Fur t!i< (-'"ifi] uni,*,. 
Siu— Ms Consequences. 

There is perhaps no other word found in the 
Scriptures that should more thoroughly engage 
our serious attention than this word "Sin." It 
is very frequently used in the Bible. And the 
Apostle John defines it as being "the transgres, 
sion of the law." Then it necessarily follows 
that where there is no law there can be no sin. 
And Paul says : "by the law is the knowledge 
of sin." The origin of sin is generally traced 
back to the garden of Eden. But in our weak 
way of thinking we trace its beginning beyond 
that. Lucifer the sun oi the morning trans- 
gressed the laws of Heaven before man was nv- 
ated, and in consequence he fell from his high 
estate and has become the enemy of the human 
family. And he it was that introduced sin into 
the world by inducing our first parents to trans- 
gress the law of God. Man came lrom the hands 
of his Creator, pure and holy, in the likenei 
God's own glorious image, ami would haw re- 
mained so if they had not violated the command 
of God. They were placed in paradise "to keep 
and to dress it." But tin re was :t |* w given to 
govern them that tiny might -eat of all the 

trees of the garden except the tree of knowledge 

of good and evil they should not eat? They 

did eat the forbidden fruit and in oonseqoenoe 
were driven out ofthe garden of Eden lest In- 
put forth his hand also and take ofthe tree of 
life and live for. ver. We !.elie\e that if man 

had new r sinned he never should bare died. 

'he unalterable d, ,t. I ; ,o\ah in |. 

en.e to man -dust thou ait and to dust thou 

shalt return," was not pron lUnced till the 

fall. Death then is the consequent . — 

\nd all the pain and misery, vrrow and an- 
il that the human fl< (he 
U'V then might the Apostle 



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_jes of sin is death." It was sin 
and tin- wickt diuss of tin' antediluvians that 
brought about the delude "The wickedness 
of man was great hi the earth, and every imagi- 
nation ot the thoughts of his heart was only evil 
continually." So that it repented the Lord 
that he had made man and lie caused a deluge 
of water that destroyed them all. In conse- 
quence of sin Sodom and Gomorah were de- 
stroyed. And in consequence of the sins of the 
children of Israel, out of six hundred thousand 
men, besides women and children, only two en- 
tired the promised land. Even Moses himself 
li.r his disobedience to the command of God was 
only permitted to Bee the promised land, but 
could not enter in. 

We have now noticed sufficient of the effects 
of sin to make our hearts tremble. Yet we will 
notice one more. That it was sin that brought 
Christ from Heaven to this sin cursed world. — 
It was for our sins that he laid aside his starry 
crown ; he forsook the glories of heaven, he 
"took upon himself the likeness of sinful flesh, 
for sin condemned sin in the flesh," and "he be- 
came the propitiation for our sinSj and not for 
ours only but also for the sins of the whole world." 
He came to free us from sin ; "and whosoever 
the son makes free shall be free indeed." But 
how shall we be freed from sin "? By obedience 
to his everlasting Gospel. By faith in his name, 
by repentance towards God, and by a strict com- 
pliance with the requirements of the Gospel. — 
Then if the consequences of sin are so many, 
and the reward of sin death temporal, and death 
eternal, should we not at once forsake all that 
is sinful in time, and escape the awful conse- 
quences of a sin in eternity. 

HENRY JACOBS. 

Cong re**, Ohio. 

mtttH^9 -•^■— 

for the Companion. 
Old ninl Young Hroltaron. 

Response to Brother N. Longanecker. 
Dear Brother ' tloltinger ;j£u the 1st No. ol 
the current Volume of your excellent paper, 1 
find an article entitled, "To my Younger Breth- 
ren in Christ." in which the author says : 1 
turn to 1st Peter 5 : 5. where I read, "Ye young- 
i r submit yourselves unto the elder." He then 
says : "I hope that no chiistian brother will be 
grieved when we use the term "younger" and 
"older brethren." Certainly not ! Christianity 



contains too much charity to be easily offended, 
And 1 do not call the brother's Christianity in 
question, in asking him to bear with me while 
1 examine some of his ideas, and suggest some, 
not expressed in his article. 

The brother proceeds, in the "second" division 
of his subject, toassert that the younger should 
submit themselves most emphatically to the ol- 
'iir. He speaks of children being in submission 
to their parents, and thinks it should be just so 
in tne church. Exactly so Ephesians G : 1. 
leads ; "children obey your parents in the 
Lord ; for this is right." Does the broth- 
er think this means submission rightor wrong \ 

Certainly it does not ; for such submission 
would make children the tools of their pa- 
rents, not only to outrage others, but to surfer 
privation and outrage of their parents ; which is 
certainly not the design. Children have reason, 
and some knowledge of right and wrong, and 
become accountable beings, long before they are 
free of their parents, according to the law or cus- 
tom. Paul certainly thought so, or why, should 
he say "parents in the Lord V He obviously 
means that parents, who are in the spirit of Chris- 
tianity, will make their requisitions in accordance 
with christian truth. Just so it is with the 
church. I do not understand the brother to have 
proved it otherwise, or to have attempted to do so. 

The 2nd verse of the chapter to which the 
brother calls our attention, exhorts the elders to 
feed, and watch ovtr the flock &c ; while the 
-3rd forbids them "being Lords over God's heri- 
tage," and enjoins on them to be ensamples. — 
Does the brother understand this as giving them 
the right to command, and precluding our right 
to call them to account, should they commit sin 1 
Certainly not ! If the 1 )' violate this injunction 
they are certainly amenable to the church, and 
merit the severest rebuke . But if an elder, 
in the proper discharge of his duty, reproves us 
we should not rebuke him, but respect his coun- 
sel. The brother says ; he was taught to respect 
old age. It was rather more inherent with me 
than a creature of education ; for I have loved 
the company and counsels of the aged from 
(arly childhood. I was very confiding until ex- 
perience taught me that "it is not all gold that 
glitters," and learned me to judge things by 
their weight. 

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"Yea, all of you bo subject one to another, and (have sown the seed of which the fruit will then 
be clothed with humility 8oa ; is worthy of the l Just show itself. T would wish to offer a warn- 



most profound attention and obedience of us all. 
I think brethren, that if we would all pray 
veutly with the true spirii of prayer, for more of 
that knowledge which will lead and guide us 
into all truth, we would have, less troubI'\ with 
more love in our In art >. YVc could then, see 
our spiritual condition better : would have a 
brighter hope ofl.*uce»s in the spread of truth. 
('onverts to the faith would be, more imbued 
with the spirit of holiness. There would be less 
backsliding, with more accessions ; more charity, 
and less complaining ; more loving counsels. and 
fewer church trials; less scolding, with more 
preaphing and more watchmen on fticn's Wall. 
Yes ! And if a brother wrong us, go to him 
with a heart so full of Jesus' love, that he can 
read it in our actions. In short do ovr ibftdlc 
duty to him, and if he refuse to hear us, then, 
and not //// then, tell it to the church. A 
cease to repeat those phrases ''young bre t'aren" 
and "old brethren," and let us feel that we 

, and uncTasstfiea. And if a brother 
raigned before the church, prove him inuo 
or guilty according to the Word of God, to the 
exclusion of o/Jt^r orders <,hl or ifdumtf: Head 
the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians. "Be ye 
transformed by the renewing of your minds." 

Your Brother in Christ. 

A in \ mv Pe/Iiwo 

\ r iin>l'i/i'(i. Ohio. 









Sell-denial is a principle every one who de- 
sires to do right should teach and pr.tctici . 
far as his influence gop*. EIHsids of .unifies 
should teach and praCtjcl the principle of self- 
denial to their chilun n. It. , om- 
manded th.U ( L; 1 i add <1 
take Up the cross and follow the Savior whither- 
soever he goeth. 

[f we look to JeCm I'T oiii \p\ti we \\ ill 

be found tp do ai, my thing 

are olteii piaeUred in 

times. Anions these may be m 

as parents indulging tfloifc chihlren with tl i 

that are not i. v for COmfbrt or b 

to health, lie i bj i i 'line; .. I pp - 

tile lor things which, when tie \ gro\l n;>, uill 

oau$e U8 Borrow to see ihem ja;eiu- \.l we 



ing, to make us think, knowing that we will be 
held acountable fur everything we do, and ev< rv 
talent that we unthinkingly throw away. 

We see brethren and others throwing money 
away for things it would undoubtedly be better 
for them to do without, such as tobacco, cigar?, 
or even for drink, perhaps really never think- 
ing what their example is doing, and when they 
are asked to take a paper they arc mostly "hard 
up," and seldom can spare so much. A little 
self-denial would have enabled them to pay for 
several papers, and left them in better health. 

Others have no time to read, or perhaps have 
heard or seen something they thought was not 
altogether right, and which they think is suffi- 
cient reason to have nothing to do with it. A 
little denial of self would remove many objec- 

1 write not that 1 have any one in view, but 
to try to stir us up to do good. Ac lions speak 
moi .fully than words. J^et us take up 

our i d follow Jesus daily. 

Bkx.tavix Benshoof. 

fur Uu CcfnjiuU*!. 

One Ut Christ. 

I K-.v i '• ' only, hut nlso for them who betiere on 

r word ; John 17ih *nd JOlh. 

thing ever i . ,i In t&b I f Christ, !.- ra 

hill i ■ aching 1 forward to th< 

(■r in time \i--* rrnlv i ^ on 

-■ i" bnflu ! in the number uf 

at prayer \\ 1 U p 

totlie tirmt I Am. When we turn to i the 

IhV f-hurcii in our day \\v r urn, wit: 

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; we might bav< 
In ay lw» b t, in me and I In t! 

lo t! ■• iM n e 

- alike in nil thin] 

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«.« «-■ wpliirul sUetcli nrilio Flml District of 

Wtrglmtm, 

Brothi r Henry t I proposed sometime since to Bend 

you a pborl g< ograpaical sketch of our district, the First 

\ irginia, and bereia will endeavor to redeem 

my promise. 1 cannot flatter myself that it will be rigid- 

i\ correct in every particular, bait as an outline it will 

my purpose, and that is to assist our fellow stand- 
ard l>carcr> in comprehending the vast field that looks to 
them for our interpretation of the scriptures. 

Occupying the south anil south-westernjportion ol the 
state, our field lies in a mountainous region, Beginning 
at the Atlantic Ocean, about the mouth of Chesapeake 
[lay, our Northern boundary runs westward, via. Petcrs- 
harg, Lynchburg, Lexington, Iluntersville, Charleston, 
and terminates at the Ohio river about the mouth of the 
Ureal Kanawha. The Southern boundary is rather nn- 
(letinable from the fact that the Carolinas, with the excep- 
tion of ;i few counties in the extreme North West are as 
properly under the Jurisdiction of the Tenuesso church 
as under ours. Without including them, we run with 
the line dividing North Carolina from Virginia, West, 
taking in several counties in the North West of North 
Carolina and excepting the counties of Washington, Scott, 
and Lee, in the South West of Va., which are under the 
charge of the Tennessee brethren. 

There aie fourteen counties west of the Alleghanies, 
even between the Alleghanies, and the Blue Ridge, and 
about thirty-five east of the Blue Ridge. Of these conn- 
ibout twenty-live have never heard the doctrine of 
the Brethren In fifteen, there are organized churches, 
and the remainder are visited several times annually and 
members are scattered throughout. 

The District is about 40$ miles long and 100 miles 
wide. The eastern part of the state is thickly settled and 
are descended from the English who first emigrated there. 
Until the rebellion there were large numbers of negroes 
held in bondage, whose religious condition was deplor- 
able in the extreme. Since that event there is an appar- 
ent tendency downward, but this is attributable to polit- 
ical, more than to social or religious influence. Under 
existing circumstances the unfortunate children of Ham 
will not profit spiritually by their associations with the 
political factions of this corrupt and dissolute age. 

Between the mountains the inhabitants are principally 
of German extraction, and here arc the largest bodies of 
I hren with one exception: The German heart seems 
to be readily accessible to the doctrine of the brethren, 
aa that element largly predominates in the church. I 
would like very much to have that matter explained — 
Brother Toher, can you tell us why wo are composed 
principally of Germans ? In many of the largest coun- 
Oi the valley of Virginia the Brethren are far more 
numerous than any of the sects. 

West of the Alleghanies the people are of a mixed or- 
igin, descendants ol 'different nations such as are they of 
many uf the western states. The slave power never ob- 
tained much strength in that quarter and our principles 
were more readily a. oepted than in the cast Wo made 
grass wherever the spirit of slavery held domin- 
ion Although we were strictly non-interventionists, yet 
we were watched with a jealous eye and a serpent's vig- 
ilance. Wo were regarded as sworn enemies of the "pe- 



culiar institution," and, as such, we were unwelcomo oc- 
cupants of a hostile section. 

Political and social revolutions of an astounding and 
august character are taking place in our midst, and the 
student of prophecy and revelation is on the alert to see 
what definite shape they will assume, and to what ulti- 
mate results they are tending. The finger of Providenco 
is evidently in the matter, and we are enjoined to watch 
and pray. If some notable prophecy is culminating in 
these convulsions it is our duty and our blessed privilege 
to be able to comprehend it Let us be upon the wall, 
watchmen of Zion, lest the sword come upon the land 
unawares, and the blood of the people be required at our 
bands, lest it be said to us, "Oh fools and slow of heart to 
believe all that the prophets have spoken. Beloved breth- 
ren, we see herein the vast responsibility that rests upon 
us as heralds of a soul-saving gospel. Many thousands 
of immortal souls must necessarily depart from this 
world without the preaching of the gospel as we under- 
stand it : and St Paul says concerning such : "how can 
they believe without a preacher." If the preaching of 
the word is necessary to a belief of it, of whose hands 
w r ill their blood be required. It is not too late to amend 
that that is amiss. Let us bestir ourselves to energetic 
and vigorous action, making more personal and pecuniary 
sacrifices for the spread of divine truth. While we dis- 
approve of the gigantic proselyting spirit that controls 
the fashionable denominations of Christendom, let us be- 
ware that we do not fall into the other extreme, and, be- 
coming lukewarm and indifferent to the great interest of 
the church, forget that of us will be required the blood 
of the people. Our time is too short and precious to idle 
and waste in internal dissensions, in bickeriugs and 
strifes and enjoyings. It is just long enough to allow us 
to accomplish oar work. We want our united influence 
and talents to successfully prosecute the important work. 
Therefore let us not neutralize them by unprofitable, con- 
tentions and disputes about personal and unimportant 
matters. Praying for God's blessing upon us we adopt 
as our motto "Onward and upward." 

D. C. MOOMAW. 

A High Standard. 

It should be the Christian's aim to be entirely conso 
crated to Christ From the hour of setting out on tbo 
Christian life, he should never forget that he is bound to 
the celestial city. Every night brings him nearer borne. 
Every morning sees him starting for another day's jour- 
ney to the Father's house. Christian, remember 

"A cloud of witnesses around, 

Hold thee In full surrey j 
Forget the steps already trod, 

And onward urge thy way." 

It is painful, in this view of the case, to hear a christian 
asking, "Do you think there would be any harm in my 
doing this or that?" "Might I go to this place, or look 
at that spectacle ?" "Might I not, away from home, 
where my examples would do no harm, indulge in prac- 
tices which I must refrain from at home ?" 

This is living by a low, and not by a high standard. 
Looking down — not up ! Forgetting that we should 
strive to live "unspotted from the world." Trying to 
walk on tho edge of the broad path, instead of keeping in 
the narrow way of life. 



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MISCELLANEOUS 

A Minister'** Vourteny. 

Mr. Ely used to tell a little story 
of a brother clergyman, Rev. Mr. 
Gray, of Suffield, which story was a 
good illustration of Yankee "'cute 
ness." Several similai anecdotes 
have appeared in print, but this is a 
genuine '-Simon pure," wo believe. 

Among Mr. Gray's parishioners 
was a well-to-do farmer, named, we 
will say, Brown, who was especially 
generous in his free-will tithes to the 
good minister. This farmers errand 
and "chore" boy getting big enough 
to take his place at the plow, a new 
boy was taken into service — a rough, 
untrained little fellow. To him the 
promoted boy discoursed quite con- 
descendingly : t- You hev got into 
a pretty nice place, I tell you ; and 
if you behave, they'll use you well, 
give you plenty of good victuals, a 
suit of Sunday clothes, winter clothes 
winter schoolin' and not work you 
tew hard. But ono thing — you'll 
have to go on errands to the minis- 
ter's pretty often, and lug big bas- 
kets of things ; and the worst of it 
is, you'll never get nothing but 
thanks from the parson and his folks 
not so much as a shillin' for your 
pains." Johny heard and ponder- 
ed, and it happened that the very 
next morning ho was sent to the 
minister's with a heavy quarter 
of veal, about as much as he could 
carry. The way was long and the 
weather was warm, and when he 
reached the parsonage he was not 
in the sweetest of tempers. lie 
marched into the breakfast 100m 
without knocking or removing his 
hat ; and setting down the basket, 
said gruffly : 

"Mr, <Jay, Mr. Brown has sent 
jou this here quarter of veal." 

"Ah, indeed," said the minister 
blandly. "I am obliged to him. - 
Are you Mr. Brown's new boy ':" 

"Yes." 

"Well, my lad, when you have 
beenin the family a while longer. 
your maimers will doubtless im- 
prove" 

•'Why, what's the mattci with 
my manners?" asked the boy, with 
a look of stupid astonishment. 



"Why, my son, they are a little 
abrupt and discourteous. Now your 
way of presenting Mr. Drown' s 
present was not jnst what it should 
have been. I think I can show you, 
so that you will know just how to do 
next time. I will personate you, 
and you may pretend you are me for 
a few minutes." 

Saying this, the minister took up 
the basket, went into the entrv and 
closed the door. Then he knocked 
gently. 

The boy having seated himself in 
the minister's chair, ami put on a 
grave and reverend aspect, called 
out, "come in." 

Entering very quietly and defer- 
entially, though with dill' 
preserving his gravity, holding his 
hat in one hand and the basket in 
the other, the minister approached 
his small proxy, and said, with a 
low bow, "Mr. Drown sends his 
compliments, and begs that you will 
accept this quarterof veal, Mr. Gay.' 

"I am very much obliged to Mr. 
Brown, and to you, too, my fine 
boy," said Johnny, with an air of ut- 
most seriousness, "but it Betel 
me that it's a big load for so small 
a lad.to carry. Just take it into 
the kitchen and ask Mrs. Gay to 
give you a quarter of a dollar." 

Nobody ever enjoyed this story 
moro than Mr. < i ay himself ; except, 
perhaps, Mrs. (Jay, who promptly 
paid over the quarter :o the clever 
little actor. 

He ought to have been a lawyer. 
Perhaps he was, and ended his days 
on the bench. 



A l»< al li-l»< "I .Scent- . 

A gentleman died last Week at his 
residence in one of our uptown 
ionable streets, leaving^ 1 1 
lie was a member of the l're- 
rian church, in excellent Btai 
1 husband and father, 1 
thrifty citizen. <»n his deati. 
lingering long, he 
agony of mind, an eonttnual 

01 tu his remorse for what 
told him had been an 
at life. "> 'h !" he i 
and Id- mt( ping friends and 

I 
if I could onlj 



years, I would wili'.ng'y give all tho 
wealth I have amassed in my life- 
time. It is a life devoted to money 
getting that I It is : 

which weighs me down and makes 
me despair of the life to eome." 

His clergyman endeavored to 
soothe hira, but he turned his face 
to the wall. "You have never re- 
proved my avaiicous spirit," he said 
to the minister. "You have called 
it a wise economy and forethought, 
but I now knew that riches has ! 
only a snare for my poor soul !" — 
In this sad state of mind., refusing 
to be consoled, this poor rich > 
bewailed a life devoted to the mere 
acquisition of riches. Many oa 
away from his bed-side impres 
with the useiii ness of such an exis- 
tence as the wealthy man had spent, 
adding house to house dollar to dol- 
lar, uutil he became a millionaire. — 
knew him to be a professing 
Christian, and a good man, as the 
world goes but the te;ror and re- 
morse of his death bed administe i 1 
a lesson not lightly dismissed from 
the memory. lie would have gi 
all for a single hope of Heaven. 

PkaYBB. — In eternity it wil, be a 
terrible thing for many a man to 
meet his own prayers. Th 
language will condemn him, fo: 
knew his duty and did it not. 
fervent prayers which the good man 
has labored to make effectual will bo 
■-hining ones" in white raiment to 
conduct their author into the ban- 
queting hou King. 

Dut the >d uttered at the 

throneof grace will live again is tor- 
menting . | . ma in the I . :hu 
Lord aring. "Be n it i 

with -th, n.ir let thy h I 

hasty to utt 

It is an objectien that fnrbi I 
implical we 

do not since i elj 
it foi bida the pski 

-ings which we uro i 
our .g or i our 

ief. 



i 
ail over lir.it, 

or afterwards. 



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Christian Family Companion 

Tyrone < il>, I*h., Jan. I*». INTO. 

\\ '<■ :irc under obligations to brother 
.1 IXSS A. Ski. i. for offl stance, 

daring the past month. Having been 
■ year ami three months In the office 
Borne time ago, beaoon bad his "hand 
iii." amd m wi' gol along throngb the 
bnsj season without once becoming 
"fidgety." Brother Sell had intended 
spending this time, or part of it at 
least, in risittag among his friends. 
This is wliat we call sacrificing one's 
own pleasure to help another. We 
regret that on account of declining 
health be could not have remained 
with us a few weeks longer, lie left 
ufl on the l.'ttli inst. for a visit among 
his kinsmen and friends, in the Dnn- 
cansvlllo congregation, this county, 
and wo hope he may ho speedily re- 
stored. 



"O that I could feel now as I did 
when 1 was in my first lovej' 

What a miserable confession. Not 
even as pood as in the out-set ! Poor 
creature ! No wonder you long for the 
first feeling. It is to he feared that 
your feeling was all there was in your 
religion, and when that is gone all is 
gone. Pure religion is principle, and 
not rest itself upon feelings. Get 
down upon this basis, build upon 
Jesne Christ thi' sure foundation stone, 
and your house will stand erect in 
storm as well as sunshine. 



Our readers need not expect much 
from us in the way of editorial writ- 
ings until the rush of business attend- 
ing the beginning of a new volume 
bat subsided, which from present in- 
dications is likely to be protracted 
far beyond the usual time. Our sub- 
scribers are \ cry tardy; some -a\ 
lliev were waiting for the money, 
some on others who had expected to 

subscribe, Ac. 

Brother Noah B. Blough, Si Claii ■. 
ville, Bedford county, Penna., Wishes 
to bare it made known that lie can 



obtain a place for meeting la StClairs- 

ville, and would be pleased to have 
ministers inform him when they cx- 
ped to pass that way. 

Preaching In Tyrone. 

Elder John Wise will preach in the 
Brethren's Boom, in the shool house, 
in Tyrone. (God willing) on Friday ! 
evening, 21st instant All are invi- 

ted tO attend. 
Answers To <orresi>on<Ieii(M. 

Suggestion, i'on havo said noth- 
ing to offend me, certainly not, but 
you evidently do not understand the 
printing business. No one who cares 
about reading the paper objects to the 
price. Those who do not care for the 
reading will object to any price. 

.1. P. Koss. Fifty-five cents is still 
doe you. Have sent you a package 
of specimen Nos. 

Tm: Last Day of the Year is 
now out of season for this year. 

Nancy "Wise. The Little Scholar 
was published.in the Companion sev- 
eral years ago. Will insert it in the 
Pious Youth of February. Thank 
you. 

A correspondent informs those whom 
it may concern that brother Elijah 
Sho waiter's address is: South Haven, 
VanBuren co., Mich. 

Some person at Roanoke, Ind. sends 
$1.20 and wishes the Companion sent 
to "my address." Who is it ? Who 
can tell ? 

S. W. Bollinukr. The money 
musl have eoine to hand all right, 'as 
it is credited on the book. 

Isaac Ki:y. What numbers did 
you miss? probably we can furnish 
them. 

II. II. FoLCK. Have no account of 
receiving 3$ from you in July ; yet it 
is possible. State particulars and will 
make all right. 

]•'. M . S n "i i) 1. 1;. We will send it on, 
althon gh we really cannot afford it. 
if yon can get anything toward pay- 
ing for it, do so. 



num. It contains nearly S00 pages 
and is gotten up in good style, but is 
not such a book as we can recommend 
to our readers, though we havo deriv- 
ed some good ideas from the few open- 
ings we have given it. It is publish- 
ed by J. B. Purr & Co., Hartford, 
Conn., and is sold by subscription 

Whitney's Musicil Guest, Tole- 
do, Ohio, Monthly, 1$. 

Gives several pages of reading mat- 
ter, and a number of pieces of new 
music. 

Good Health. -A monthly Journal 
of Physical and Mental culture. Alex- 
ander Moore, Publisher 21 Franklin 
Street, Boston. Subscription price 2$, 
single copies 20cts. 

We prize it very highly. 

Woman's Journal. — The first num- 
ber of a paper bearing the above title 
is before us Address H. B. Black- 
well Box 4,297, Boston. It is devo- 
ted to the interests of woman, her ed- 
ucational, industrial, legal and politic- 
al equality, and especially to her right 
of suffrage. If there are any of tho 
"strong minded" among our readers, 
they will know where to apply for an 
organ. But as our brethren do not 
generally approve of voting, we do 
not think they will be very much in 
favor of their wives going to tho polls. 

Farm For Sale. — Brother J. W. 
Harshberger, Dayton, Ilockingham 
county, Virginia, offers his farm for 
sale at private sale. It is in a neigh- 
borhood thickly settled by Brethren . 
Address him as above, or what is bet- 
ter, go and sec. 

Sunday School Worker, J. W. 
Mclntyre, Publisher, No. 4 South 
Fifth street, St. Louis. Monthly, 32 
pages, $1.50 per annum. The first 
number is before us, neat and clean. 



\olleo*. 

We have been favored with a copy 
of StrUOGLSS AND Titu Mens, or I'or- 
t\ fears' Kccollcclion* of 1'. T. Bar- 



We think we could not do anything 
for the Piuus Youth, it being a month- 
ly it is not likely we could find many 
that would be willing to pay $1.00 for 
it, inasmuch as most of our brethren 
content themselves by letting their 
children read the Suuday school pa- 
pers, produced by other societies, 
which they can get weekly for fifty 
(cuts. So you will readily see that 
the prospects are very low in this part 
of the country. We have often thought 
that things are not what they should 
I e. especially so when We read in 
the Companion about Sunday schools 
conducted by the Brethren, where 
they have upwards of a hundred vol- 



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43 



nines and expect to double the num- 
ber, and at tho same time there is not 
one of them produced by the Brethren. 
If not written by the Brethren they 
are written by the world. We ought 
to give to our children wholesome 
doctrine, whereby they may be led to 
Christ Je8Q8. Would you sometime 
give us your views on the subject of 
using the books of the world in our 
Sabbath schools 1 

D. BOLLINCER. 



all means, and we will take the will 
for the deed, feeling assured tbat you 
will bo successful. 



Remarks. — We think the brother 
is mistaken about getting weekly 
Sunday-school papers for 66 cents. — 
If there is such a paper we should be 
pleased to see a copy. 

In regard to using books not pro- 
duced by the Brethren we have only 
to say: other things being equal, we 
would prefer those written by our 
members, yet we would not refuse a 
good book because it was not written 
by our Brethren. Any book that 
teaches the sound doctrine, and noth- 
ing else, is the book we approve of, 
no matter where it comes from. But 
every book that is to bo placed into 
the hands of our children, ought to 
be thoroughly examined first by those 
whose duty it is to look after their in- 
struction. 



"I am sorry to say that I shall not 
be able to take the Companion anoth- 
er year, as I wish to pay you for what 
I now am owing you before contract- 
ing any more debts. I wrote \ u 
about the game a year ago, but through 
your kindness you sent the Compan- 
ion on. Now I am sorry to say that 
I have not the means to pay you at 
this time, but just as soon as I can I 
shall do so. It is rather hard to pub- 
lish a paper and not receive your pay 
when due, but I can't do any better 
now." Your unworthy bat well-wi.-h- 
iog brother. 

We bei e credited 50 i 

lit sent by a kind brother from 
Indiana, we think. If you have D01 

silver and gold, will you not give us 

Mich a- s ou ha-, e, ".1 \ our 

Inflaeiee and gat other -cribo 

and pay for it, who ha\.< the mean-, 
ami only need some on.' to pr< nnl the 
matter to them. Make an effort, by 



California. 

Headers of the Companion: 

If brother Jlolsingcr will allow me 
a little space in the Companion, I will 
endeavor to write a few lines which 
may be interesting to our friends in 
the Atlantic States. We frequently 
receive letters from our friends in the 
East, asking numerous questions in 
regard to our country. There have 
been many descriptions given of Cali- 
fornia, by different writers, and it 
seems as if everyone ought to be pret- 
ty well acquainted with the nature 
and character of our country by this 
time ; but such is not the case ; when 
we read the letters of our eastern 
friends who make so many inquries, 
we conclude that they have not the 
remotest idea of what California is. 

There is no writer who can describe 
California in such a way that all can 
comprehend it. The climate and sea- 
sons are so different from anything 
in the Atlantic States, that no one can 
fully understand their nature & char- 
acter, unless he lives here awhile, and 
learns by experience. One of the bl Bl 
features of California is the climate. 
There is no place in the United States 
where such a variety of climate can 
be found as we have here. Our State 
is divided by hills and mountains into 
valleys, and these valleys differ, tho' 
not so very much, with respect to cli- 
I cannot fully understand why 
this difference exists, unless it is be- 
cause some are farther from tho coast 
than others. 

1 will not attempt to tell just how- 
cold or how hot it gets here, but per- 
1 can give some faint idea of the 
temperature of oar (San Joaquin) val- 
ley. We always have some It 

tl.e u inti r ; bi d •■ j i era much 

than others. There 1. more 

and cold weather here tbifl win- 
ter, than 1 experienced sitae 1 urn in 

' ate ; the coldest morning v. 
this winter WM when the mercury in 

the thermometer stood about 1-1V do- 

TO, and that w a 
Bidered \ erj cold for tail i all 

weather in tin' summer time hi 
uoallj rerj pleasant; sometimes we 

I l<-\\ \ i ut not too 

hot to labor out d< : i . 

are dl\ ided into rainy anddl 

of our rain-' daring the 



months of December, January, and 
February. Sometimes they come ear- 
lier, and also continue till March and 
April. The crops, which consist ehietl v 
of wheat and barley, are all sown dur- 
ing the rainy season, and when har- 
vest comes, we have plenty of time to 
get our crops out of the way, before 
any rain falls. You can find most any 
kind of soil you wish; sandv, day. 
black adobe, and sometimes different 
kinds mixed. Fruits of many kinds 
are raised in abundance, such as ap- 
ples, pears, peaches, plums, apricots, 
tigs, grapes, &c. There is corn r 
in some parts of the State, but tho 
principal productions are wheat and 
barley. It would no doubt be inter- 
esting to eastern farmers to hear a des- 
cription of our mode of farming, but I 
fear I am already gettiug too tedious, 
and so will omit that. 

Some of our friends, when writing 
to us, have even asked us whether the 
people of California are civilized. I 
can say this much : There are church- 
es of different denominations in even 
town, and through the country, and 
one can scarcely go where he will bo 
out of reach of public worship on the 
Sabbath. We have school-houses eve- 
ry where, for public and private schools. 
If these are not marks of civilization, 
thin I don't know where thev can be 
found. California has many advaii- 
as well as disadvantage.-, and 
one is not likely to iiud all the udvan- 
combined, but where \ou find 
one advantage, you will also find a 
disadi antage ; and no ithout 

Baaing this country, can tell whether 
he would like it or not. A jn-r.-oii 
with pecuniary means can do much 
better, and gal into business BOoner, 
than one who has not those 1. 
The priei Of good laud near market is 

high, and appears to be advancing in 

price. Hut 1 do not wi.-h t 
thiug to either encourage or discour- 
e h who mny have a notion of 
coming here; the bettor way is for 
them to come und see for lb 
and rely upon their own judgment 
Much more might be asid in relation 
to our the manner* and cus- 

toms of the California people, bat 1 

will let this sullice for the present 

1> .- 

Th<> above was mailed on the 
liuilked at 
one into our hand.- on tin' loth, 

being 7 lays vu ti rvs. 






CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



- I) E KCE. 

rr«(«m(iiiiff c/ rhun-h MtM tnUrUnl from 
nil juirtf i / Ihf l>r<i(/i4rfiii»d. HVWw'i »i.im 

itioii, 
i ommimf* 

nlurufil. Al 
i ttton$ ftrpmbUeOtUm |AowU be wrtf- 
!tn upon uNf jiifr o/(Ac tluct only. 

Hotel of Triive 1. 

Bj Kl.u. J. S. Ki.«>kv. 

Refi Tyrone, I'm , Jan. 1st, K\ 
for Huntington; was too late for the 
train on the branch road In my pcr- 
plexitv as to what to do I happily met 
with In-other A. IV Brumhauirh, Si. 1)., 

Mm was looking for mo. Wool with 
liini to his 0006, WheTO soon after I 
was met by brother Henry Brum- 
hauirh, who hail COme in for mo. Took 
a lunch prepared by the kind hands 
of sister Brumbaugh, find then set out 
on horaebttck for James Creek: dis- 
tanee 11 miles. Arrived ut the home 
Of brother Henry Brumbaugh in due 
time : meeting at night at Brethren's 
meeting-house. All night with broth- 
er II. Brumbaugh. Two meetings 
next dav at same point. Weather 
very inciement ; all night with Elder 
Laac Brumbaugh, and until next day 
P. M.. when I went to the station and 
took the train for Huntington. M 
;; 30 met the rjoihtectfioii with the last 
train and arrived at McYevtown at 
8vS5. Was met at the station by Kid. 
Joseph Hanawalt who took me horse- 
back to The Brethren's meeting-house, 
where I found a Waiting congregation ; 
home with brother . I. Hanawalt Meet- 
ing next day at same place ; home with 
brother Abraham Myers, who in the 
evening took me to the station, near 
which there was meeting in a M-hool- 
house. All night with brother Henry 
llartzler. Next morning railed at the 
town of brother Goorge Hanawalt, 
and at in. 15 led for llarrisburg. Ar- 
rived at "J 1'. M. Left for Baltimore 
46 minutes afterwards, where I arriv- 
ed at 7. ."»<)at night. In company with 
a friend gOl in a street ear and went 
t.ut two miles to the Hrover's Hotel 
where 1 gol a good night's rest. At 
7 next morning left tor Washington 
City. Arrived there at 8.20 A. M 
Was lucky in finding "my man" soon ; 
■ through business with him, then 
• k a "run round" seeing the ( 
Went lirM bO tie I'leMdeiil's );. - 
thence to the .Medical Museum, 
in the building where Abraham Lin- 
coln wa inatcd. This Museum 
itors, and is truly Worth 



seeing by those who have an Inf 

in the wonders of nature a- manifest, 
relative to the "human form divine." 
Next I went to the Capitol buildings. 
Barge additions have been made to 

buildings since I visited them 
l.: yean ago. I went up the winding 

in the tit|) over the great d 
The height I am toll i et From 

that dizzj 'i I had a Bird 

view of the City, — the- great center in 
ion of our great Repub- 
lic. I had to think while looking down 
lipon the proud city, with her pomp 
and splendor, how soon all must 
to naught, when the great day of God's 
wrath shall come. 1 descended to the 
Senate Chamber and Representative 
Hall, and to the greal Rotunda, and 
then to the <!, pot, where at 1 o'clock 
1 left for Baltimore ; arrived there at 
2.20 P. M , and at :',:;0 left for West- 
minster, on the Western Maryland 
Road. Arrived there at (j.20, and was 
met at the station by a kind brother 
that took me to his home. There met 
with brother Solomon Stoner, and af- 
ter partaking of some refreshments, 
hurried off to Meadow Branch me it- 
ing-bouse ; had an attentive audience ; 
home with brother Joseph Stoner. 
Two meetings ; next day dined with 
sister Margaret Buyer. Bro Win. II. 
Franklin who had come for me took 
me, to the meeting-house at Sams 
Creek ; meeting at night, it then went 
home with brother Franklin. 



Brother Holsiriger ; I will tell you 
something that does not often occur, 
and is very pleasant and desirable. 
I have six brothers and one sister. — 
We were all raised near Sinking 
Springs, Ohio. We are now all mar- 
ried In the fall of 1 sT>4 one of my 
brothers with his wife came to Gentry 
Co.. Mo., and settled. In the fall of 
1865 two more of my brothers came 
here and settled, one of them with his 
family ; the other one has since mar- 
ried and now lives in Andrew Co. Mo, 
My only sister came also, and myself 
and family the same, fall. In tin' fall 
of 1866 another one of my brothers 
came out, and lives here in Gentry 
Co. The other two brothers still 
live in Ohio: also my father, mother 
being dead. This winter (long to be 
remembered by us,) my father and 
the two brothers and one of their 
wives, came out to See us. We live 
about eight hundred miles apart. Por 
the past week we have been enjoying 
each other's company, very pleasant- 



ly too ; and have conversed freely 
with each other. On Christmas day 
we were all at my house, together ; 
my old father, and my sister and her 
husband, and all of my brothers and 
except one that was left in Ohio, 
and took dinner with mc ; as it was 
the desire of toy father that we would 
ail eat together once more He says 
that he never expects to see us all, 
(that is all of his children) together 
again in this world : neither do any 
of us expect such a circumstance agaiu, 
as father is getting old. Father insists 
upon us, and that earnestly, to !>o 
good children and live up to our faith 
of Christianity, and all will be well. 
O what a happy thought ! For us all 
to meet together, with all those Chris- 
tian- that have gone before ; there to 
sing praises to God and the Lamb 
for ever more. 

Yours in the bonds of the Gospel. 
S. S. Gaum an. 

Ettieville, Mo. 

— ■ m 

Brother Henry : I desire you to 
send me the Companion. 1 will enclose 
and forward $1.50. I have moved to 
the state of Iowa, where there is no 
church and no preacher, and I feel lost 
and desire the Companion. We came 
here one year ago last October. There 
were a couple of sisters here but no 
preacher to preach the gospel to us. 
Our aged sister, kind and motherly, 
was called to her long desired home. 
She was known as sister Elizabeth 
Aun'oi.h. Her age was 67 years, 4 
months, ii7 days. She died the HHh 
ot December, 1809. I would like to 
have some of the Brethren to come 
and visit us, as I think some good 
might be done by having some preach- 
ing. If there arc any of the Brethren 
wishing to move to the w est, I Would 
like to have them come and sec this 
part of the country, as I"think they 
will find no better. 



Jon.N IiYTKR. 



Uamhurrj, Intra. 



December 23rd, 1 - 
Brother Henry t Wo are all fond 

e.f Church news, and such as this: 
On the 11th inst. I left home for Mau- 
heim, Lancaster Co., Pa., to brother 
David Garlangh'8 district, to attend 
a series of meetings, and was assisted 
by brother Adam Brown, Daniel 
Bonganccker, and others from the ad- 
joining dU Had 18 meetings 
"from the 11th till the I8thj 2 in Man- 
heim, 1 in Mount Joy, 15 in Crider's 



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meeting-house. Meetings generally 

well attended, and some very large 
meeting-;. Good attention and Borne 
good impressions. At the close some 
10 or 12 made their eases known by 
good evidence, that they were tired 
of sin, and promised to change their 
lives. This we call good news. 

Adam HouiInobb. 

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Mj Diary lor 1809. 

I thank God that under his bless- 
ings 1 enjoyed reasonable good health 
through the pafil year. 1 had the 
pleasnre of traveling through sight 
different states, and preached in live. 
Attended a great mauy meetings, and 
quite u number of communions, in 
company with my lovitig wife who is 
now gone to the spirit land, where 
she will rest from her labors and her 
works do follow her, and where we 
expect to meet her with all those who 
have purified their souls in obeying 
the truth. 

1 traveled during the year 18G9, 
G850 mih 

Samiel Murray. 



We have been holding a series of 
meetings from the 22nd until thi 
ult. Had good order and pretty good 
attendance, considering that two 
protracted meetings were going on 
close by at the same time. Samuel 
Garber, of Altoona, Iowa, was with 
us and preached for us, and we fondly 
hope that we have all been benefited 
by his coming to us. May the Lord 
bios bis labors. We would like to 
have the Elder brethren and minis- 
ters generally to come oftener among 
us. I think it would be attended 
with much good. The, Campbellites 
have added 17 to their number whilst 
holding their protracted meetings, 
and the Methodists are also adding 
many converts, but the ark seems to 
be moving very slowly with us. — 
Sorry to say it, but such is the case. 
B. E. PLAINE. 

Panora, Iowa. 

Criticism. 

Over HoMnger .• Bum big 

an article or rather an answer t>> a 
Hiierv of brother Si. in the 

fiftieth number | I, in the third 

raph of bis ai tide . . "The 

founded bis parables 
upon fable, but alw a\ Upon 

Hence who had two 

a myth but the father 
of a family in real I '■ I understand 
brother Ti that the 6 



never founded his parables upon any- 
thing but fact, or something that had 
actually taken place, one day or other. 
If so, will brother Thomas give an 
explanation on the 30th verse of the 
85th chapter of Matthew. Where and 
what kind of a plate was outer dark- 
aiul weeping and gnashing of 
teeth in real life? Al.-o the history 
of the rich man and Lazarus, we con- 
tend is a parable. The rich man died 
ami was buried, and in hell lifted up 
being in torments. If the 
Shore history was a real fact, the rich 
man was sent to his reward before the 
judgment. 

^ mrs in love, 

1. P. Nkiieu. 
Sale in, Ills. 

(iini't-ii News. 

A NTIOCH, I.ND. > 
Jan. 9th, 13; 

We meet in our mccting-house eve- 
ry two weeks for public worship, and 
on Thursday evening of each w 

■f the brethren meet either at the 
meeting-house or at the house of a 
brother for social meeting. 

On the first Sabbath in January, 
Elder Jess* Calvert, of Milford, Ind., 
preached a funeral discourse in our 
house on the death of sister Murray. 
Hi' also preached to us on Sunday 
evening. The weather was very in- 
clement, notwithstanding there was a 
large congregation in attendance, who, 
we think were well pleased with the 
words of our brother. To-day our 
neighbor and brother, Elder I) Bei- 
ney addressed us from the words re- 
corded by Luke 12: -Is, "1'ur unto 
whomsoever much is given, of him 
shall much be required audi- 

101 large, some brethren who 
live near uot being in attendance. Tin- 
speaker thought they did not come to 
meeting on account of the cold weath- 
er, and that tin • ■ d then, 
because they did not have to preach. 

. ho are lay members do often act 
as though wo though! thai because 
much has been given unto our minis- 
ters they may attend the meetings 

when the Weather bi Cold an 

and ' <• will attend with them when 

and thl 
mild. 

nvored to in) | 

■iir mine, ,d WOUM hold 

mutable much for the 

much it little thai 

for the bad made of what we 

had The ( Iniril .. aipared to 



an earthly family in which small chil- 
dren could do many things to lighten 
the labors of the rest, and that the , 
rents would only require their chil- 
dren to do such things as their a 
and strength would permit them to do. 
And so would our heavenly Father 
only require of us to do the work our 
acity or position would enable us 
to perform. He who had but little 
given unto him, would be held equally 
accountable for the manner in which 
he used that little as he who had much. 
That the lay member, who probably 
thought he had received so little that 
there was no work in the Church 
which he could do, might do a work 
in God's family that no other member 
of the family could perform. 

S. M Minxick. 



Brother Hblsinger : To-day while 

perusing the pages of the ! 
panion, I read, and reread brother 
.1. I'. Ross's "Thoughts on dres I 
am well pleased with his remark ; we 
should all ponder over his thoughts 
and examine Ourfeel see whether 

we are modestly and plainly attired. 
But we should not look to attire only, 
but attend also to our walk, our talk, 
our way of living, and our everv ac- 
tion, for it is necessary. And tl 
partly what composes our everv-dav 
work. We can thus have a work to 
be doing every moment of our time. 
I fear of < we do not have 

strength sufficient I plisb otfr 

work, for of ourselves it would prove 
a hard work ; but we are thankful that 
God di ■ us, therefore our work 

is rendered eas; 
all engage in it. notwitl 

feeble all favo all'! 

cy, therefore we should stri 

the same mind. 

UK, 1 !.Y 

Tliidm 

bath inoi ning ! 
the happy 
around m\ 

reading in tin ii 

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have been eooooragod time and agn'm 
bj tin- admonitions of the old Gathers 
who arc wrriting through the Compan- 
ion and \\r prai Qod thai they may 
Increase their labor of lore in the cause 
of their Master, laboring for him and 
the good of bis children, and for the 
building op ofZion, that sinneis may 
be pointed to the Lamb of God that 
taketh away the Bins of the world. 

I am settled here in the mountains 
of Virginia, with my wife and l;; 
other members of the church around 
us No ministers (if the Brethren live 
nearer than :!•"> or 10 miles of ns. The 
minUtering brethren thai labor for 

Christ in this part efhis vineyard are 

Henry Garst, Joseph Wine, Jacob 
Wine, from Sullivan county, Tennes- 
see, and brother Henry Swadly from 
Washington, Tenn. Some of these 
brethren visit us generally once every 
two months through sprint: and sum- 
mer. Brother H. Grant visited this 
place 5 or G times during the past 
sprint: and summer. He has labored 
hard for Christ, and has been made 
instrumental, in tin' hands of God, to 
bring souls to Christ. May the Lord 
bless him for his labor of love. It is 
hoped that the good aeed which has 
been sown by him here among our 
kindred and friends has fallen into 
well prepared hearts, and will bring 
forth its fruit in its season, lie will 
visit this place again, God willing, 
about the first Sabbath in May next, 
at which time we hope to see those 
other ministering brethren mentioned, 
or at least .-omc of them. We would 
like also to see the two twin brothers 
Molsbeys, as the brethren and friends 
here desire to hear them preach Jesus. 
I have written these few lines in this 
way knowing that the brethren, or at 
leaal some of them, are taking the 
Companion, and so will come to their 
notice. John D. Osbobh. 

Word 8coU, \'<i 

M A E E I E D . 

Feb. 4th, 1869 at the Brethren's mecting- 
tmiiir. near Duncansvillc, by Joseph H. Sell : 
Mr, David 8. HoUUBSKB, of Blair County, 
Pa., to Miss ItaaOAMT K. Coukell, former 
ly of Bed ford Co., Pa. 

Bt the name, on the 'Jtti of December, In 
the city of Altoona, Mr. Levi Pitt, (brroer- 
h ni s.i*tou, Be dfo rd I o>, Pa-, to slat 
in JaM GlBSOB, of Duncantvillo, Pa. 

<>,, Hie I8ta of tt 1800, bj elder 

j ( . i, lit", t Hi lead, brother William [in- 
i dumb, P.i.. to 
II 8. Isett, of Orocu Tree, Pa. 

ii v the nadn—hxnod. Deot mt* r 301 
si the house of tuo bride's father, M:- BAM 



1 11. P. kfOBBJD 1. to Miss Jennie Bikkii m:t. 
all of Mineral Point, Pcnna. 

BWUI Hili>i:iihani>. 
In Whitley County, Indiana, January '.lib, 
by Joseph Zifigler, Mr. WM.BKOY. 
M wiv J. ZOKBB 



i> 1 !•; i> . 

H> admit no poetry under any eirewiutan 
ce* in connection with obituary notioet. We 

aU alike, and wc could not intcrl 
Verne* with all. 

In Shade ( '' eck branch, Bi Co. Pa., 

Nov. 22nd, MART, daughter of friend Jos- 
eph and Lj-r.ia SKEKK ; aged 4 years, and 
12 days- Funeral Bervlces by elder Christian 
Lehman, and the writer, from Bey. 11 : 18. 

On the night of the 22nd the bereft moth- 
er became alarmed, fearing she was taking 
the fever, and not being prepared for death 
she sent for me, and desired to be baptized, 
It being about 10 o'clock at night. Coming 

I discovered she eras BOt bodily sick, 
inn her soul was sick In consequence of sin. 
[persuaded her to wait till morning. Bhe 
said she had waited too loiif; already, and 
that she had desired baptism for the last two 
yean, and had still put it on" to please oth- 
ers, her husband nnd friends belonging to 
another persuasion. I instructed her in the 
ways of the Lord. She said she could fiud 
no promise of heaven without being baptized. 
Her husband and frieuds did not object to 
her following Christ in baptism ; claiming 
that they did not kno>v her desires. 80 we 
snag a hymn and prayed together, then 1 
told her i would go for Christian Lehman, 
as there were no brethren present, and only 
two Bisters. Coming back, we started for 
the water, taking an ax along, cutting the 

II from six to eight inches thick, mak- 
ingn watery grave. Dear brethren and sis- 
ters let ns earnestly pray for our young sis- 
ter, and may thisbea warning to all who 
put oil" the. Lord to please others. 

IIlKAM Ml "SSKLMAN. 

In Little Swatara branch, Berks Co.. Pa., 
December 12th, 1860, brother JONATHAN 

ill NSAKEK ; aged 5G years, 10 mouths, aud 
10 days. Disease dropsy. He was a minis- 
ter iu the chnrch for many years — was iu 
uid degree- He leaves an affection- 
ate wife and three, children, all members of 
the church, Funeral services by the breth 
rcn from Ileb. 13: 12, 13, 14. 

John Hektzlek. 

In the Clover Creek branch, Blair Co. Pa., 
bar 15th, 1800, brother ABRAHAM 
DITCH ; aged about 70 years. Funeral ser- 
vices by Elder George Brumbaugh, and Geo. 
W. Brumbaugh, from Hebrews 13: 14, In 
connection with Hob. 9 : 27. 

Joseph 8. Snokiiekc.ek. 
In the Shade Creek branch, Cambria Co., 
Pa., November 30th, I860, GEORGE HEN- 
RY, eo.i of friends Gcorjre W. and Susan 
FOUST ; aged s years, 1 month, and 8 days. 
. B -n'let Fever. Funeral services 
from John 5 1 21. by Elder Joseph Bcrkey. 

In the same branch. Somerset Co. Decei i- 
beritb, 1800, SUSAN, daughter of brother 
Samuel and Susan FYOCK ; aged 6 Vi 
months, and 10 days. Disease, Scarlet Fe- 
ver. Funeral services by the same, from 
Rev. 14 : 18. 

In the Coneinaugh brai.cli. Cambrl 
Pa., r> e. 10 - aiM Fever, MART, 

daughter of brother John and sister Catha- 
rine HARE 

months, and 10 days. Funeral services by 
F.Uler Christian Lehman, and the writer, 
fiuui Key. 1 1 : 12, 13, JACOB IIolsuitle. 



In the Big Creek congregation, Richland 
Co. Ills., October 5th, I860, ANN AMELIA, 

daughter of brother John and sister 

FAUSNACHT ; aged -'J years, 2 mouths, aud 
27 days. Funeral services attended to by 
brother Michael Forney, from Matt. IS: :>. 

In Hi. grecatlon, Oct. 0th, 1899, 

WILLIAM SHERMAN, son of brother John 
B. and sinter Elizabeth ALLEN8WORTQ ; 
aeed 1 year, 5 months, and 24 days. Funer- 
al services by brother S. M. Form v. 

In the same place, Nov. 10th, CHARLE8 

..I Frederick and Margaret FRIT4 1 1- 

LF.Y ; aged 2 years, 7 months, and 17 days. 

.ii is by Elder Micksel Forney, 

and S. M. Forney, from let Thees. 4 : 13, 14. 

Michael Founey. 

In the Wadanis Grove congregation, Ste- 
phenson county, Ills., at the house of broth- 
er Allen Boyer, LEAH, infant daughter of 
friend Martin and sister Annie SHAFFER ; 
a: 1 1 years, and 4 months, less 1 day. Oc- 
casion improved by the brethren, to a ro- 
Bpectable audience. 

In the Couetuaugh branch, Cambria Co., 
Pa., October the 7th, I860, brother JOHN J. 
HORNER; aged upwards of sixty years. - 
Funeral semces by the brethren. 

Stei-ijen Hili>eiiRam>. 

In the Ostoria branch, III., Dec. 13th, "(i'J, 
brother DANIEL SPRINKLE ; aged 40 year-, 
11 months, and 27 days. He was a worthy 
brother. He leaves a wife and lour children 
to mourn their loss. Funeral services from 
Key. 21 : 4, by the writer aud others, to a 
largo congregation. 

Jacoh Mack. 

In the Middle Creek branch, Somerset Co. 
Pa., December 23rd, 1860, MAROARET 
WILTBOUT, aged 83 years, months, and 
35 days. Disease Jaundice with age. Her 
rcmaius were brought to the Centre Church, 
in the Klklick branch, 8omcrset Co., and in- 
terred, along With her husbands, where the 
occasion was improved by the writer, from 
Job 19 : 25, to a large congregation of friends 
aud ueighbore. 

C. G. Lint. 

Iu the Pipe Creek congregation, Carroll 
Co., Md., December 14th, : 00, sister 8U8AN- 
N AH KURTZ; aged 'JO vears, and 5 days. 
Text Rev. 14: 18. 

Same congregation, December 20th, i860, 
friend GEORGE HESS; in the 81st year of 
his age. Text Hebrews 9: 87. 

December 90th, ELIZABETH WILSON". In 
the 86th year of her age. Text Job 30: 38. 
Thus in the space of 15 days three of our 
aged neighbors haTC passed away from time 
to eternity. Funerals nil attended by the 
Brethren. 

Also, in the Mouocacv congregation. Di c. 
13th, 1NO0, EPHRAIM W. 8HRI VBR, my 
little nephew, aged 1 year. 2 months, and L'l 
days. Text, "It is the Lord, let hi in do what 
scemctli him good." 

Epiik.um W. BlOXSS. 

Of Diplhcria, in Wadams Grove distriit, 
Stephenson Co, ills, December 38th 18011 
BAMUEL MILTON, son of brother Enoch 
and siller Anna EBY ; aged 3 years, 10 
months, aud 36 days. Funeral services by 
brother Jacob Murray of Iowa, and brother 
B. F. Kepner, from l'Thcse. 4 : 13, to end of 
chapter. 

A. II. LiT7.. 

Near Williamsburg, Blair Co., Pa., Nov. 
30lh, 1860, LEVI, youngest son of brother 
Philip and sister Mary SHELLEY; aged 10 
I months, and days. Disease White 
Swelling, of w Ulch he Bufferred for about six 
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farewell to his father and mother, brothers 
and sisters, and told Ihetn he would not get 
well again. Funeral services by John 8. Hol- 
singer, and John W. Brumbaugh, from 1 Pe- 
ter 1 i 24, 25. 

Josei-h 8. Snowiirruxk. 

In Upper Conawago brauch, October Oth, 
1909, our old and much beloved brother, JO- 
IBPB GRUFF, who generally filled his seat 
In our Lai i more Iffiltng lionM He is now 
ulecpiiitr in the dust to await the sounding of 
the great trump. At his last farewell maay 
eyes were clouded with tears. Our brother, 
a few weeks before his death, had gone (o 
the mountain some 3 miles, with a horse and 
wagon for a load of wood. On his way home 
his horse took fright, and ran away throwing 
him out and fraeturiug a leg which caused 
his death. His age was 70 years and 4 mouths. 
Ou the 11th be was followed to the Latimorc 
burying-ground by an unusually large proces- 
sion of people. 

In lower Conowago branch, Oct. 14th, 1860, 
of Consumption of 10 vean duration, our sis- 
ter and aunt, Mb ANN All HOLLINGER j 
aged 56 years, 10 months and 8 days. She 
left 4 children and a husband, a brother, and 
many relations, to weep over her grave. 

In same district, Oct. 11th, 1869, our broth- 
er, JACOB FIRESTONE; aged 70 years, 2 
months and 8 days. Our brother was one of 
the first brethren in in the north-west arm of 
Lower Conowago congregation. He was one 
of the principal supports in building the first 
meeting-houses in upper <fe lower Conowago, 
and continued to support the same up till 
within a few weeks of his death, which was 
caused by Dropsy. His sufferings were great. 
I visited him a few days before his death ; 
found him strong in the faith and willingly 
awaiting the summons. He now lies by the 
side of hi9 companion, nis children num- 
ber 0, of whom 6 claim to have covenanted 
with Christ. I will Just say to the 3 yet out 
of covenant, remember what you now are, 
and what you soon will be. 

Adam Hollikger. 

November 2, 1869, ir. Elkhart county, Indi- 
ana, brother JOSEPH BARTMESS, aeed 58 
years, 11 months and 1 day. Funeral servi- 
ces by the brethren from 1 Thess. 4th chap- 
ter, 18th verse to rad. 

Dearest brother thou hast left us, Ac. 

In the Antietatn congregation, Franklin 
Co., Pa., sister ELIZABETH FAHRNEY, 
consort of brother Josiah Fahrney ; aged 31 
years, 10 months, and 2 days. She leaves a 
husband and 3 children to mourn their loss. 

She leaves behind her the pleasing evidence 
that she has gone to that blessed place where 
all the saints shall one day meet. Funeral 
by elders H. KoouU and I. Price, from Rev. 
14: 13. 

In the Mohecan branrh, Wayne Co., Ohio, 
brother 1IENKY WORST. Ho was born 
November the 90th, 1775, and died June 1st, 
W60 ; Bgl d 'M years, 6 months, jmd 2 day*. — 
He lived te nu nge t!mt ho could say, 'T have 
grandchildren in the fourth gcucralloa." — 
Funeral services by brother Jacob Garvcr A 
V J Brown, from Hebrew 4 : 'J, to a lar»e 
concourse of people. 

WoliST. 

Visitor please copy 
At New Cumberland, Grant Co., In. I., 
December llth, 1800, BENTON OBAN 
\ ll.l"., sou of brother William and 
Catharine HOOVEB; u. irs, lu 

month*, and 7 day*, r ai 
Elder John U- Btodabaker and others, from 
l-i Thassslonlsui 4 i 13. 

• I lie l-ord glrclh and the Lord lakclh away, 
and blessed be llir name ol Ihi Lord. 

JONATHAN llou\ l K. 



In Tulpci ocken branck, Berks countv, Pa. 
December 18th, 1889, Bister SARAH GER- 
HART, wife of friend John Gerhart, and 
daughter of brother Henry Kline, dec 
Aged 02 yean, 3 months, and 38 days. Pau- 
lina meeting house, by 
elder John Zug, and Christian Bucher. 

In the Conemaogh branch, Cambria co. Pa. 
January the Oth, after a Bbort but Bevere ill- 
Bistcr ELIZA JANE. GOCHNOUB, 
Consort of brother Adam Goehnour ; Aged 
II years, 10 months and 'Si d 
GOCHNOUR leaves a kind husband, eight 
children, and many Iriends to mourn their 
oieh we believe is her great gam. 
The subject of this notice was the lirst moth- 
er we ever had the painful sight of seeing, 
laid in the collin with an infant in her arm-, 
both in the cold embrace of death. We sym- 
pathize with our brother and family in their 
bereavement. Funeral services by brother 
Bcnshoof and the writer, from neb. 13 : 14. 

StEMIIN IIll.lJl UKANI'. 

December 16th I860, in Franklin branch, 
Franklin county Va., Our beloved sister 
MABT, consort of brother Joel FLORY, 
and daughter of Elder Christian and sister 
Nancy Wcrtz, of Roanoke county Va., at the 
age of 19 years. She is called to leave her 
husband and her little twin daughters, who 
were only twelve days old at the time of her 
death, to realize the loss of a wife and the 
want of a mother. She was committed to 
the sileucc of the grave on the 18th inst, in 
the midst of weeping friends. Occasion im- 
proved by brother Abraham Naff, and others 
from Revelations 14th Chapter 12 and 13 
verses. JOHN H. LEMON. 

In the Aughwick congregation, Hunting- 
don Co., Pa., Nov. 4th, 1889, brother DAVID 
BOWMAN ; aged |0 years, 'J months, and 12 
days. He camo to his uutimely death by 
eating of a poisonous root, iu a mistake for 
spikenard, aud in about one hour and a hall 
he breathed his last. Thus a strong aud 
hearty looking brother was brought low. — 
Brother David was highly respected in, and 
out of the church. A very large concourse 
Of people followed his remains to the 
He leaves a sorrowing and afflicted 
sister, who was at the time not able to stand 
upon her fee»-on account of Rheumatism, 
and not able to go into the next room 
her beloved one in his last agony, but could 
bear his groans. At the lime ol the funeral 
she was placed in au arm chair and the 
corpse placed before her. The reader may 
imagine the feeling that prevailed with the 
-i-u r and the lour children. We all mourn 
our loss, but we hope it is hie j 
Funeral services bv the brethren. 
24: 44. JOHN (i.GLOCK. 

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In Dry deck Congregation, Linn co., 
Iowa, Nov. 2nd 1*V.>. WM. WIL8< 
John aud - 
month-. I>.-< t*c,Dlpth*rla. 

In thossmebrani li. Not. 94th ELI STRAY- 
ER, son of brother Chrisllst 

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For (7i; ( ', 
Our HisericM our oiyii Fnult. 

(/'hrist has forgiven us the ten thousand tal- 
ents, that dreadful debt which Adam contracted, 
which descended to us with accumulating i. 
e The greatest saint and the greatest sinner 
are both included in the bond which his mercy 
remits. Yet people rarely n his brother- 

hood in evil and misery, and seldoi 

alize that they are also brothers in the proffered 
rheaeaao God draws no distinction between 
sin and crime. The world does! It must. But 
we do not say this is because crime injures soci- 
ety while sin may be left wholly between the 
sinner and his GkxL Crime grows from sin. — 
Law puni- : srime, sin- uise sin 

oo subtle for it. The sins that really injure 
soriety, and I'nnn w\; :. ; : ; mo which 

our prisons, and calls into requisition the 

balefulnesa of the gallo* crimp which cause? 

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which no 
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Who \ I [t ju'j. 

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"i i • yvi^il « !' pu i, tuali j or pr< 

Bouriug tampers and unliiUi-nug \ 

tin- first step on Uu- d«ik i the 

gallows. The devil tai 

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may Lad. The world is God's work, but Sa- 
tan's tangle is d every one of us has done 
his rpetuate that tangle. Wher 

ee pain, or sorrow, or pov we 

j confront sorrow born of sin, our 

It nas been -aid of come holy men : "they 
i never knew how much good they have done."— 
j It may bo truly said of us : we never know how 
| much evil we have caused. Ye ministers g. 
i ing over the too oft vacant seats in your sanctu- 
ary, it may have been your own cold, uninviting 
; monotony, or your p i m doubt: 

validity of weak members' statement in 
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'•Hail I. ink Indolence -COTttOMIIWWi 

P. '. WIHTK. 

•• Tin \ that will be rich fall ini<> temptation i d into 

111:111 v foollsll '>iu I harll'iil 

1 iu\ e c! : n ulcn 

while -emu- h:i\ 1 fi oni tin- falll 

:'.!!il. 

Ric only blessings to the ; 

far ns they are a means in his bands of doin They 

an- only desirable to the "truly wise" as cue of il: 
stowrnents <>f an Infinite Creator upon his steward, for 
the purpose of glorifying his name on earth. Very much 
depends on the. disposition we make of the wealth which 
God has given us, and very much depends, also, upon the 
manner in which — and the means by which — we have 
acquired our riches. Honest toil, economy, industry 
indefatigable perseverance, arc in all praiseworthy'and 
commendable, and arc bi rantees against - 

We often bear persons complain of "had luck," or of mis- 
fortune in their secular affairs, Now let us consider for 
:i few moments tl of all such complaints. 

A- to the "bad luck" of persons, I suppose that all will 
agree with me that it is a very great misfortune to be 
"unlucky," but whether all will agree as to the cause of 
this distressing evil I cannot sent say. But be 

that as it may, or whether all do agree- with me upon 
this subject or not. yet I am free to entertain, and express 
my opinion upon it. 

Some persons ascribe every misfortune which they ex- 
perience in life to the eliccts of "bad luck," when in reali- 
tv it is the legitimate result of their own neglect in busi- 
mduct God has established certain organic 
laws, which are to govern the physical, or material world, 
and has in infinite wisdom so ordained that any, and evc- 
rv violatin of those laws shall produce an invariable re- 
result So surely as like causes always produce like effects 
irely will our neglect of business produce its consc- 
qnences. Therefore J conclude for one, that our good or 
bad luck is tho legitimate offspring of our own habits. 
True, there may be cases where misfortune seems to be 
visited upon us from the operations of a direct, supernat- 
ural, and invisible power ; — such for instance its tin 
Of Job, and of IJclsha/./.ar the king, and others ot scriptu- 
ral notoriety — but yet when we look carefully and philo- 
sophically at all such cases we see them designed as a 
blessing to the parties, and not as a curse ; as the poet 
aid 

Alirirtions though, tlioy Room severe, 
Are Oft in unit y BI 

They stopped the prodigal's ca 

And <au ed him to n pent. 
Although he no relentance felt, 

Till he hail spent hi* store, 
Die fctuhboru In an began to melt 

Wheu famine pinched him -ore." 

Oftentimes our misfortunes in this life (as we are pleas- 
ed to call them) are for the trial of our faith, and are more 
precious tons than gold; assays the apostle, "Those 
light afflictions which are but for a moment, workoth for 

u- a far more exceeding and eternal \ "glory" — 

while we took not at the things which are temporal, but 
at those which are eternal,— "for We know that if this 
earthly hou.-e — our tab -were dissolved," 

Slotbfulneas and idleness are m e very prominenl causes 
of many of the misfortunes which befal the human family, 



and they are both strongly represented in the holy scrip- 
tures. The apostle Paul says, "if any will not work nei- 
ther .-hall he eat; — "and withal they learn to be idle, 
busy bodies, going about from house to house" etc. King 

Solom . "The Bluggard will not plough by reason 

of the cold, therefore he shall lurk bread in the summer." 

Hut there are extremes to be avoided in both eases, as 
we are also cautioned against an inordinate desire for 
gain, and heaping to ourselves treasures upon earth, tin' 
rust of which will witness against us in the day of judg- 
ment. 

We remarked at the opening of this article, that the 
manner in which we obtained our wealth had a great deal 
to do with our future prospects. J le who has acquired a 
competency of this world's goods by a lifetime spent in 
honest toil and industry, and who, while the Lord has 
prospered him, and blessed him in his honest endeavors, 
while he has been contending valiantly with powers of 
adversity and wringing from the hand of "Dame Fortune" 
a sufficient support for himself, and those dependent upon 
him, have only done what the Apostle commands him to 
do, vi:: : to "provide things honest in the sight of all men"; 
and "that you may have to give to them that have need; 
for if any provide not for his own, and especially those of 
his own house, he is worse than an infidel, and has de- 
nied the faith." There are extremes in everything, so 
that while some are over zealous in striving to make for- 
tunes, others are perfectly indolent and indifferent. 

There are various classes of idlers, but all of them arc 
severely reprimanded in scripture. The "wise man Solo- 
mon" Bays, "How long wilt thou sleep, sluggard 7 
When wilt thou awake out of sleep ?" But hr replies, 
"yet a little more sleep, and a little more slumber, a little 
more folding of the hands to sleep." And the last words 
confusedly break into a snore, and thus he sleeps away 
his "days and his hours without number" ; and when he 
Its folding- his hands, or walks abour saunter- 
ing, or trilling he stands. The consequence of this state 
of things is, as we might readily foresee, and as Solomon 
in his Proverbs describes when he says: "I went by the 
field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void 
6f .understanding, and lo, it was all grown over with 
thorns, ami nettles had covered the face of tt, and its 
stone wall was br I en down." 

But, bad as this picture may look which is here pre- 
sented by king Solomon, yet this is not the worst feature 
in the case; for he further adds, (by way we suppose of 
capping the climax) that, "By much slothfulness the 
building decayeth, and through idleness of the hands the 
house droppeth through." This seems to be the finishing 
touch given by the king a- a warning to his subjects, 
against the vice of slothfulness, & to put them upon their 
guard against the evil consequences of idleness 

There are several classes of extortioners, as well a> 
idlers, or those who have grown rich by grinding the faces 
of the poor. We have already, by the assistance of "the 
wi>e man Solomon" described some of the most conspicu- 
ous traits of the first class — "the sluggard." The second 
class are equally useless, but far more active. He attends 
cloxlv to everybody's business lint his own ; is always 
sauntering about with his hands thrust down into his 
pockets, up to his elbows, watching the building of a 
neighbor's barn, planning and suggesting this or that im- 
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to trim his orchard, or how to ditch his meadow- He 
kuowB of every ease; of sickness in the neighb >rhood, and 
knows a remedy for every rase, and an antidote for all 
the maladies which flesh a heir to. He knows all the 
stories, and all the slanderous reports which are in circu- 
lation of each family in the country, aod although he 
seems not to believe any of them, and professes great 
sympathy for the parties thus slandered, yet he is a very 
ready listener ami a very loquacious talker. If he 
catch 9 Stranger at a tavern of a rainy day, he pours 
forth a strain of information, a pattering of words, as 
thick as the rain-drops out of doors. He has good advice 
for everybody, how to make money, how i cry- 

thing; he can tell the cohbler all about his trade, give- 
advice to the smith ; he is a violent reader of newspaper-, 
almanacs, and receipt books, iu short, he attends to every- 
body's business but his own. 

I can here only introduce one other character, of the 
many which might be studied with profit to the reader, 
viz. that of the professional idler. He wishes to subsist 
by his profession, while he attends to everything else. 
He is always foremost in every excursion of pleasure, or 
party of sport, he is everybody's friend, universally good- 
natured, forever baey where it will do him no good, but 
very remiss where his interests require activity. He takes 
amusement for his main business, which other men em- 
ploy as a means of diversion, and the serious labors of 
life which others employ mainly as a means of support, 
he employs only as a means of recreation. After thus 
going on for some years he at length fails in bus;: 
and sinks down in complete laziness and ruin. 

Hut time fails me to present more of the effects of indo- 
lence and inactivity, and lack of energy and economy in 
our secular affairs, but I do hope that what I have here 
beep able to present in this brief sketch may caOM some 
to employ their time to batter purpose, SO that it may at 
leasl be beneficial to some one, if not to themselves, 

liut while I would strenuously insist on a wise and ju- 
dicious employment of the time which God has given us, 
rati would also warn all ngainst the opposite extr 
of this subject ; i. e, striving after the goods of ibis world 
in order to become rich. Remember the text : "Thej 
that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, a. id into 
many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in per- 
dition." There is, we believe, equally as much dun. 
running into extremes on the other side as in that which 
we have been considering. 

Cooekmanem seems to be one of the rulin 

the human family, ami then 8*0 a- many, and probably 

more, denunciations, and cutting rebukes from the lips of 

Jesus Christ, and the Ap id Proph oat it 

as an evil. Men are warned in the Bible against making 

baate to be rich : "He that haetetb to be rich hath a 

eye, and conaidareth not that poverty shall i 

him" This is spoken, not of the alacrtt j of enterprise, but 

of the precipitancy of avarice; when a man 

per by crafty tricks Inataad of. honest Industry, >>r, when 

his inordinate covetousuess pushes him 1 lines 

of honesty, thai he mas the sooner clutch the pr 

When God sends wealth to /./.-...■ men, he 
ually, Tike a gentle rain but when 1- • • 

curse, or punish them, thej come tninaltuou 

ing torrent, tearing up landmark-, 
fere them into promiscuous ruin. 



Covetousness breeds misery, even in this life, to say 
nothing of the future The sight ofh ter than 

our own, of dress beyond our menus, of jewelry costlier 
than we may wear, of rare curiosities beyond our reach, 
these hatch the viper, brood in the heart envious and ■ 
etous -thoughts, thereby constantly annoying and vexing 
the poor who would be rich, and tormenting the rich who 
would be richer, and thus effectually destroying that ] 
of mind which is so desirable, but so improperly sought 
after upon this earth. 

Tliou .-halt not covet," i- a law by which Jehovah 
sought to bless the Jewish nation, in giringthem instruc- 
tions for their mutual goi i Covetousn 
of money, and the Bible meets it with significant v. 
"Woe to him that coveteth an evil cov< unto his 

house, that he may set his not on high, that he ma 
delivered from the power of evil." Habakkuk. Also by 
hatred: "For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, 
and blesseth the covetous whom the Lord hateth." Pa, 
of David. Also by solemn warnings: 'And lie .-aid un- 
to them, take b< :*< ol'etousnea$, for a man's 
life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which 
he ]<• " Luke 12: 15th. By denunciations: "1 
wrote unto yuu in an epistle, not to keep company with 
fornicators — yet not altogether with fornicators- of this 
world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idol- 
aters, for then must you need- go out of the world. But 
now I have writt; n unto you not to keep company, if anv 
that is called a brother ba a fornicator, or covetous, 
or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortion- 
er, with such an one, no not to eat." I. I 9, 10, II. 
And finally by exclusion from heaven : "For the iniquity 
(if his eevetousne - I was wroth and smote him, 1 hid 
in" and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way 
of his her ah 57 : 17 Aid • 1. Cor " : '.». 10 

Time and space forbid me to follow lid.- subject farther, 
nor indeed do I think it nc at present t" du 

iSe I Bupp -<■ that all will conci do the fact that 
eluiiHness and ... 

Hope ami (Parage, 

True hope i- based on character 

mind always h >p< -. and has al\ to bum*, be- 

cause it knows the mutability of human affairs, aud ' 
slight a circumstance may change tic 

Su< h a spirit, 
lined to particular object- ; and if a: 

'. i nd worth. — 

i 1 ■ awaken- courage, while 

all evils : it is tile lib:.': Up 

of the battle o' lite w ith dei 
implant eouraj 

men b) 

an unworthy pur| 
cowardice, is of Itself r 

and h 

I 

of lil 

in public aflY. 






CHRISTIAN FAMILY COM? ANION. 



for the OomjxmloK. 
ltcliKion. 

"There is but one God, the Author, the ( 
tor, the Governor of the world. The Supreme 

mi of all dominions, principalities and 
powers; Almighty, eternal and incomprehensi- 
ble. The sun is not God though his noble im- 
:! enlightens the world with his bright- 
; hie warmth gives life to the products of the 
earth. Admire him as the creature of God, but 
worship him not To the one who is Supreme, 
motl and beneficent, and to him alone be- 

long worship, adoration, thanksgiving and pi; 
who has stretched forth the Heavens with his 
hand ; who has described with his finger the 
- of the stars ; who sets bounds to the 
.11 that it cannot pass and says to the stormy 
winds "be still ;" who shakes the earth and the 
nations tremble ; who darts his lightnings and 
the wicked are dismayed ; who calls forth worlds 
by the power of his word ; who smites with his 
arm and they sink into nothing. O tempt not 
his anger, lest thou be destroyed. The Lord is 
gracious and he has created the world in mercy 
and love. His goodness is manifested in all his 
works. He is the fountain head of all good, the 
center of perfection. The creatures of his hand 
declares his goodness, and all their enjoyments 
speak his praise ; he supports them with food, 
he preserves them with pleasure from generation 
to generation. If we lift up our eyes to the 
heavens his glory shines forth; if we cast them 
down to the earth it is lull of his goodness ; the 
hills and the valleys rejoice and sing ; fields, 
rivers, and woods resound his praises. 

"But thee, O man ! he has distinguished with 
peculiar favor, and exalted thy station far above 
all creatures. He has made man but a little 
lower than the Angels, and has crowned him 
with glory and honor, and has set him over all 
his works ; he has put all things under his feet, 
"for in that he put all in subjection under him 
he left, nothing that is not put under him ; but 
now we see not yet all things put under him." 

endued man with reason to maintain 
hi-- dominion ; he has fitted him with language 
to improve by society, and exalted his mind 
with the powers of meditation to contemplate 

landed perfection. He has ordained the 
laws of heaven as the rule of man's life. So 
kindly has lie suited hi.s law.-, to man, that obe- 
di< nee to his precepts is happiness to the soul. 






Man truly was one of God's noblest creatures, 
for he was created in the likeness of God, and 
had his image stamped upon him. In the gar- 
den of Eden he had sweet communion with his 
Maker. But by a violation of God's law he 
was driven from the garden and deprived from 
his former privilege, Man having now plared 
himself in this awful condition, God in his love 
and metcy, and wisdom, devised means lor man's 
■ very. He promised a Messiah, a Mediator 
of the world. And says Paul : "But we see Je- 
sus who was made a little lower than the An- 
gels, for the sufferings of death, crowned with 
glory and honor, that he by the grace of God 
should taste death for every man." God in the 
former dispensation gave laws and ceremonies to 
Israel which consisted of sacrifices and burnt of- 
ferings. Taul tells us that the first covenant 
had also ordinances of divine service and a 
worldly sanctuary. There was also a taberna- 
cle made, a candlestick, a table, and shew bread, 
which is called the sanctuary, and after the sec- 
ond veil the holiest of all, and the chorubims 
shadowing forth the Mercy-seat. We are also 
told that the priests always went into the first 
tabernacle to accomplish the service of God. — 
"But into the second went the high priests alone, 
once a year, not without blood." This may to 
some extent shadow forth the object of Christ 
coming into the world, to make reconciliation. 
For it is said that the law was our schoolmaster 
to bring us to Christ. But all the offerings and 
sacrifices under the law, which were offered from 
year to year could never "make the comers 
thereunto perfect." "But the bringing in of a 
better hope did." 

Hence we have said, a Redeemer was promis- 
ed. This promise was spoken of from time to 
time. It was referred to by the Prophets, by 
Moses, and Abraham had the promise that in 
his seed all the families of the earth should be 
blessed. 

Darkness is fleeing away and day-light is be- 
ginning to dawn. And who would not be ready 
to praise God and bless the Lord God of Israel, 
tor he is about to visit his people. And who 
would not be ready to rejoice at the language 
of the Angel in announcing to Joseph the son 
of David, "lear not to take unto th< e Mary thy 
wife for she shall bring forth a son, and thou 
shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his 






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people from their sins." And who would not 
be ready to rejoice at the declaration of the An- 
gel to the Shepherds of Bethlehem. "Behold 
I bring you good tiding of great joy, which 
shall be to all people. For unto you is bora 
this day, in the city of David, a Savior, which 
is Christ the Lord." 

Hence the object of Chri3t coming into the 
world to save his people from their sins. And 
in order to do this he brought the means where- 
by we cap be saved. He did not come to do 
his own will, but said he, "the will of him that 
scat me." In order to accomplish the great 
work of redemption, he did that which no other 
man could do ; he suffered and died on Calva- 
ry's Cross that we might live. "O praise his 
goodness with songs of thanksgiving, and medi- 
tate in silence on the wonders of his love; lit 
thy heart over-flow with gratitude and acknowl- 
edgement: let the language of thy lips speak 
praise ;md adoration; let the actions of thy life 
show thy love to his law." In order then that 
the blood of Christ may prove efficacious to our 
souls we must make the application; for Christ 
says: '.'except ye eal my flesh and drink my 
blood ye haw no life in you." The life then 
that we expect to live in another world i 
come from Jesus Christ. For safe Paul: "God 
who ;a sundry times, and in divers man 
spake, in rimes past, unto the Fathers, by the 
prophets, has, in ! t time<, spoken unto 

'i\ by his son." Cod has communicated his 
mind and will to the children of men, through 
his <on. Consequently we do well that we 
take heed lo that perfect law of liberty. We 
know that the M »saic law was very strict, fbr 
he that trans.;: hat law had to die, without 

in uey, at tin- mouth of two or three wil I 

how much sorer punishment i ye 

tij nil- has trodden un- 
d v foot th •!." 

R iligion _tben \a a subject that should be 

- en- 
dowed m i i m and intelligence, and 
through th ■ , :1 ;it 
least in tome mpreheod the datori 



and character of ( }q<\. We are well aw 
tier to baa effort a t k 

imivation ;md the lai >t of ( led. ben we 

resorted t.», | ,,,,,. 

tio* of tli- human family, wi 



elusion that some of those means are nothing 
less than the inventions of man. "Search the 
Scriptures" says Jesus to the Jews, "lor in them 
ye think ye have eternal life and th; 
which testify of me." In order then that 
may make sure work for Heaven we should 
amine well the law that Christ brought from 
Heaven, and lay aside all preconceived opinions, 
and give his word the pre-eminence in all things' 
It is very common in this age of the world lor 
men to resort to the various tracts and books 
written by uninspired men for information upon 
this important subject. I had a oonvi 
with a man not long since, relative to a certain 
point. "When he was not prepared to ansi 
he replied : "I must examine f my books 

in relation to that matter." I inquired what 
books, lie referred to this book, that book, 
and the other bonk, all written by fallible men! 
Said I: "you need not go to all that trouh 
your different books may deceive you. To 
sure of this matter you had b ' \amirie 

Bible, the Testament; which are the only relia- 
ble Books." I have no objections to examine 
the different books, and as long and as far as 
correspond with the word of God, there 
be no danger of being deceived ; bat should 
they advocate a doctrine contrary to the word 
of (iod, there certainly is danger of Seine 
}'■ 
W hide, rtince the day* ol the Ariostl 

the right ways of the Lord oderibi 

!. Consequently to arrive at a • 
elusion we had better flee to th«- G tor 

Pawl "therein is the i of God 

tied from faith to laith." We might illus- 
this matter in this 
premises a la; ,,.,•„,, (l . , 

purr and cl< 

era stop to alleviate their thirst, and are p] 
ed with the good and Iresh drink.— 

well: b i: tb from this fountain, 

all other-, rani down 
traveler can drink of the i 
elow : 
D 

the fart that thl 
it by this tine-, ami if the tr«. 
of pure water 1. go to iti 

ij 1 look ai 
running d iwn 






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I r »sion) for more than eighteen hundred jri 
and must we not conclude there is a complete 
mixture! Sence the necessity of going to the 
ntain head. 1 mean go to the Lord J< 

Christ, for the pare water of life. "He that will 
drink the water that I will give shall never 
thirst." God has made the necessary provision 
for man's present and future happiness. II.' 
revealed his will ; has given his word in 
plain terms; and now says in relation to the 
judgment : "I judge no man, but the words that 
1 have spoken shall judge you in the last day." 
'•The Lord is just and righteous and will judge 
the world with equity and truth. Has he es- 
tablished his laws in goodness and meicy, and 
shall he not punish the transgressor thereof? — 
His eye pierces the secret of every heart, and 
he remembers them forever; ho respects not the 
persons or the stations of men. The high, the 
low, the rich, and the poor, the wise and the 
ignorant, when the soul has shaken off the 
shaekles of this mortal life, shall equally receive 
from the sentence of God, a just and everlasting 
retribution, according to their works." 

G.W. Bill M11AUGII. 
Clover Creek*, J'<i. 

Compiled for the Companion. 
• I lie < « m tn iiuinn o! < ia<- Holy Cxliost be with you 
nil." 2 Cor. IS: 11. 

This closes that remarkable benediction which the 
whole church of Christ from beginning ha3 so often dwelt 
a with gratitude, consolation, and edification. It, 
too, supplies the '.at office of the adorable Trinity in 
the personal work of God the Father, and a keystone 
to the arch of the tcmp'.e of onr salvation. It also af- 
fords subject matter for deep humiliation, and a theme 
for the highest praise, or, in other words, it attunes 
the soul of the believer to that lowliness of self-distrust 
and trust in Christ, which is the great object of the 
Gospel. Pocs it not aflbrd a subject of deep humilia 
. to reflect that the grace of Christ, and all the iove 
of the Father, are not in themselves sufficient for the 
salvation of a sou'. ? The thirsty traveler might rcc!ine 
n the brink of the well, while its cooling waters 
gU3h up below in their abundance, hut yet it might be 
sa'.d to the thirsty spirit : "Sir. thou hast nothing to 
ttb, and the woll ia deep," whence to thee, then 
"this living water" ? But does it not afford the high- 
be assured that when the woakncsj, blind- 
nee of sin, wou'd incapacitate us from 
tasting the rich mercies of redeeming love, Cod was 
Med to o i under! i for as, by teach- 

as to pray ; helping our infirmities, eniightning our 
darkness, and growing the seeds of holiness in all who 
for refuge in the hope set before them in hie 



rioua gospel ? With ill this, tho natural heart of man 
is enmity against Cod, averse to communion with Him ; 
indifferent to all grace and godliness. Converse with 
tho unrenewed man of God's Ioyc aud sacrifice in send- 

is own Son to save him, and he has no heart for 
them. Invite him to the marriage supper, and he wilL 

likely make light of it. Ask him for the fruits of 
his Lord's vineyard, and if he doea not "entreat shame- 
fully," he will go to his farm or his merchandise and 
make some excuse. The banquet may be rich, still he/ 
has no appetite for it. Now it is the #ork of God the- 
Father to subdue this enmity, ami overcome this great 
aversion, and reveal to the blind eye the lovlines3 of 
Christ ; and draw it from lust and vanity to its Father 
and God. And thus it is brought into real fellowship, 
with God, and his Son Jesus Christ. Thus the barne-v 
is removed, and the soul of man is again brought into 
sympathy with its God. 

GEO. W. BIT.KIIART. 
X:-lo, Pa. 



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Thr Mormon* ol the Period. 

Much curiosity exists among the Gentiles all over the 
Union, to sec what action Congress will finally resort to 
in order to wipe out Mormonism. Brigham Young, Br., 
is a wily old chap, and proves a pretty tough customer. 
In his dotage and infatuation on the subject of Gentile 
conversion, he not only expects to successfully resist all 
efforts of the Gentiles to wipe out the saints, but he real- 
ly entertains serious hopes of proselyting among the 
(untiles, until polygamy will be so popular and strength- 
ened among all Christian society, that it will be impossi- 
ble to legislate against it. 

Mormon proselytes are now in New York, Brooklyn, 
Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis, 
New Orleans, Baltimore, and Washington. Thus Brig- 
ham, Sr., does not hesitate to beard the anti-Mormon 
lions right in their capital. Brighham Young, Jr., has 
long been on duty in Philadelphia — ay, has actually 
■ sd, won and wedded a beautiful Quakeress, who 
kindly consented to become bis third better third. 

For many long years. Mormon missionaries have been 

laboring in all the large cities of Europe, and having con- 

d and recruited their tens of thousands of saints, 

have imported them into this country, and settled them 

on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. 

Thus doth the ruler of Utah — the Prophet of the 
Saints — like the Pharisees of old, compass both sea aud 
land to gain converts aqd add to the strength of Mor- 
mon institutions. 

When 1 read the above, and more especially that par- 
agraph that speaks of Mormon missionaries, the idea sug- 
gested itself ; Can we, who have the pure gospel, and 
make but little effort to disseminate it, when such dissem- 
ination requires dollcrs and cents, stand fully approved 
of boiore God, while those who worship at the shrine of 
idolatry — treading under foot the purest precepts of mor. 
ality taught by Christ, are making the effort to proselyte 
as indicated by the above. J. A. SELL. 

Tyrone, Pa. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 






MISCELLANEOUS 

Renignutloii. 

There is a little bright-eyed girl, 

Her name i3 Ida May, 
She Is her papa's little pet, 

Just three years old to-day. 

We love her iiiuet, she is so dear, 

And full of life and glee, 
Wo 'd miss her much, if she were L'one 

The house would empty he. 

She is a precious little ijift, 

Alone to us she 's given ; 
Bat then how often death docs come, 

And take away the llvlog. 

Wc often look upon the forms 

That in the collin lie, 
And sorrow feel, for those whoso hearts 

Must say the sad good-by. 

But when those little ones are called 

From this sad earth away, 
We know their happy spirits dwell 

III 1111 ETEKXAL DAY. 

Why should we then so much desire 

Their dally presence here ? 
It is because their innocence 

Our present life does cheer. 

The Savior left the courts above, 

Entered this world a child, 
() may we all like Him become, 

OllEDlEST, BUKBLB, MILD. 

We then should feel to hi; resigned, 

However hard may be, 
To part with those we hold most dear, 

(iod said : "Love only inc." 

There is a day when we ihall meet 

The loved ones gone before, 
Beyond this vale of sorrow here, 

Where we shall part no more. 

I-AiAii <i. II LBLEY. 

PftOmUphia, J-in. nth, 1870, 

Zeal l<»r Souls. 
A. traveler was journeying in the 
darkness of night along b road that 
led to a deep and rapid river, which, 
swollen by sudden rains, was chafing 
and roaring within its precipitous 
banks. The bridge that crossed the 
stream had been swept away by the 
torrent, but lie knew it not. A man 
met him, and, aft er Inquiring whith- 
er In; was bound, said to him in an 
indifferent way — 

"Are you aware that the bridge 
is gone l 

" No," was the answer. ''Why do 
you think ho '{" 

"< Mi, I heard such a ivpjrt this 
afternoon, and, tli nigh I am not I 
tain about it, you ha I, perhaps Let- 
ter not proceed. " 

Deceive. I by the lirsiliiting and 

undecided manner In which the in, 

formation was given, the t aveler 
pushed onward in the «;iv of de 
Soon another meeting him, eried oul 

in consternation — 



" Sir, sir, the bridge is geno '." 

"Oh, yes," replied the way 
''fome one told rn? the story a little 
distance back ; but from the care- 
less tone in which he told it I am 
sure it :-, only an id'e tale." 

"Oh, it is true, it is true !" ex- 
claimed the other. "I know the 
bridge is gone, for I barely escaped 
being carried away with it myself. — 
Danger is before you, and you must 
not go on." And in the excitement 
of his feelings he grasped him by the 
hands, by the arms, by tin clothes, 
and besought him not to rush upon 
manifest destruction. Convinced by 
the earnest voice, the earnest 
the earnest gestures, the traveler 
turned back and waaaaved. The in- 
telligence in both cases was the same; 
but the manner of its conveyance in 
the one gave it an air of a fabl 
the other an air of truth. 

So it is only through a burning 
zeal for the salvation of the lost — a 
zeal glowing in the heart, an 1 
ing out in the look, and action, and 
utterance — that the confidence of un- 
belief can be evermore, and the 
heedless travelers of the broad 
won to the path of life and hap: 
Love is the most poten* inter- 

est and sympathy are I sub- 

duing eloquence. — 
♦ ♦♦ 
Look Out for Slim. 

For the great adv( fhoal 

aims at the upon point ii 
bai neas. A ahrow I 

'• i l in our 

weakest point? How he suil 

oftomptatien to tl 
of the victim ! Are you 
how dazzling a lustiv place 

the pli 

In 
what splendi 1 
groat thin 
too di 
light will ho i lace the 

Mill 

will he 

soli y | tllall 

you ! . I . 

II W he . . 

; 



fort for another's good seem in 
your oyes ! Are you too active ? 
useless v. ill he make the quiet 
hour of prayer, aud thought, and 
reading seem to you ! lie tempts 
us to what our nature is most inclin- 
ed ; he suits his allurements to our 
inclination. If wc are of a quiet 
temper,he will not tempt us tin n ; 
if we are only ambitious, he will take 
care to make us jealous ; if wc arc 
too active, he will nut tempt us to be 
idle He knows us well ; he drives 
our inclination to its far extreme."' 






Tub Brigiit Sow. — Look on the 

blight side. It is the right side. — 
The times may be hard, but it will 
make them no easierto wear a gloom v 
sad countenance. It is the sun 
shine and not the cloud, that ma'. 
a flower. There is always before or 
around us that which should cheer 
' fill the heart with warmth. Tho 
1 1 blue t when it is black 

once. You ha?e troubles, it may be. 
So have others. None are free 
from thom : and perhaps it is as well 
that none should b?. They give sin 
ew and tone to life — fortitude and 
courage to man. rould be a 

dull sea, and the sailor would mi 
lire the skfll, where there v. 

face of the 
ocean. duty ol ue 

and on- 
nl without 
, '. 

lings. — 

■ 

nig] iv. In I 

. 
. . i 

:.ow 

of 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Boli 

The Pr*41gal. 

Alllii 

In 
TUi j 

And cau-cd bim 



"Wharf 
"Hut hi. ind fear ( 

M> la .midr* with ' 

Ami ram 

>, Bii.l wiili a mournful to: 
face, 
Unworthy to be called hli boh, 
I'll 

[III rather rr.w Mm coming hai 
He saw, and ran, and smil'd ; 

Ami i'. round Uio neck 

or! lid. 

r I've sinned, but O! for 
ou^'h," the father paid, 
''Rejoice, my bouse, my son's alive, 
i'or whom I mourned as dead. 

Now let (Vic ratted ealf be plain, 
Ipread the newp around, 

id, but lives a^'ain : 
"Was lost, but DOW Is found." 

'T is thus the Lord his love reveals, 
To call poor sinners borne ; 

More than a father's love he feels, 
And welcomes all that come. 



Hunting for Trouble. 

Is \ery };oor business. If we 
haven't anything else to do wo had 
better inform our friends of our sit- 
uation, and beg of them to give us 
something to do. We have no need 
to look for trouble ; but if we do. we 
will find plenty. "The luckiest per- 
son that ever lived might have woes 
enough if he set himself seriously to 
work looking them up." IIov 
true. If you have no trouhlo, go to 
work looking some up, and you will 
not be obliged to search long. — ■ 
There is a vile inventor of trouble, 
who has an unlimited range in this 
woild of ours ; and whenever hi 
any one who has the least inclination 
to look for trouble, he is on band 
without delay to assist. He has a 
peculiar faculty of making trouble 

.1 he 
don'twai You know 

who he is ; and you know he is a 
dangerous associate ; and if you 
do n't want hi ny and 

eace, d6 n't bant for troul 

Never turn a blessing round to 
sec if it has got a dark side to it, 



I for granted that 
thin.. ^s until they prove 

. 
; advice, i I 
i 
ry oui enjoyment in 

. 
ard y km •, and so wo 

turning it o'v< the daik 

side we fear it has, until we lose the 
have had. 
Oh! let us forever ce'aso hunting 
for the dark ride, if we don't hunt 
it up, we may, perhaps, be spared 
un of seeing it, even though 
be one, and let us accept our 
ing8 with thankful hearts ; then 
we can have the presence of the 
good angeis with us, and they can 
help us. as by a m8gic wand, turn 
trouble into blessings. 



Wearing Mourning. 

Wc long for the day when 
custom shall be obsolete. It is un- 
becoming the truly afflicted one, — 
The wearer says, by the black gar- 
ments, "I have lost a dear friend. 
I am in deep sorrow." But true 
grief does not parade itself before 
the eye of the stranger; much less 
docs it assert its extent. The stiic- 
en one naturally goes apart from the 
world to pour out the tears, Leal 
affliction seeks privacy. It is no 
respect to the departed friend to say 
we arc iu sorrow. If we have real 
grief it will bo discovered. When 
God has entered a household in the 
awful chastisement of death, it is 
time for religious meditation and 
communion with God on the part of 
the survivors. How sadly out of 
place, then, are the milliner and the 

maker, the trying on ofd 
and the trimming of bonnets. There 
is something profane in exciting the 
vanity of a young girl by fiting a 
waist, or trying on a hat, when the 
corpse of a father is lying in an ad- 
joining room. It is a sacrilege to 
drag the widow forth from her grief 
to be fitcd for a gown, or to select 
a veil. It is often terribly oj 
sive to the poor. The widow left 
desolate, with half a dozen little chil- 
dren, the fami'y means already redu- 
ced by the Ion. the father, 
must draw on her scanty purse to 



pay a new wardrobe throughout for 
\l and children, throwing away 
the goodly stock of garments already 
prepared, when she most likely knows 
not where she is to get bread for 
these littio onos. Truly may fashion 
be called a tyrant, when it robs a 
widow of her last dollar. 6'urely 
your sorrow will not be questioned, 
even if you should not call in the 
milliner to help d isplay it. Do not 
in your affliction help uphold a cus- 
tom which will turn the affliction of 
your poorer neighbor to deeper pov- 
erty as well as sorrow. 



IIuw sad it is, that, when Chris- 
tians congregate together, whether 
it bo at the tea table or elsewhere, 
there is so little talk of the Lord, 
and eo littio inquiry about his truth. 
We arc ever ready to talk of our 
sect, our church, our pa3tor, our suc- 
cess our meetings, our cntcrpri.-es, 
etc., but ! how seldom wc sit 
down quietly to talk of Jesus- It is 
very humiliating to think how little 
time we are alone with the Lord, 
find how littio we relish quiet com- 
munioa v, ith himself. There may 
be much zeal, much service, much 
i, much appliances and means, 
and yet very little of Jesus. It is 
joy to him, when we come away 
from our pleasures and pursuits, our 
engagements and our services, to 
spend a few brief moments in his 
presence, to breathe his lovo, and 
hoar his love, and hear his word. 
If a fond father saw his children so 
much engaged in service for him as 
to have no time to sit on his knee 
and commune with him, would it not 
fill his heart with grief ? And thus 
it is with our heavenly Father when 
his children are more occupied with 
work than himself. The result of 
service engaged in without commun- 
ion, is loss of reward hereafter, and 
sestlcssness, barrenness and agita- 
tion now. On the other hand, to be 
occupied with Christ himself will 
lead us to activity for him in the 
right way and give ua joy in our 
work. 



Never choose thoso for your 
friends who laugh at and make sport 
of holy things. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 






the one just placed on her head, 
ccj>( that they vere, all adorned u', 
stars — some with only one or t - 
some with many, but hers ha<> 
Looking up to the Savior, she w 
have ashed the reason of this <";'. 
ity ; but again He answered er 
bad time to utter the question: '-Yon,' 
said the blessed -'ev-u*, a havo be- 
lieved on me ; therefore you 
sure of heaven ; for none who 
lieve on me can t 
you never icon a soul to 
one, through your instrumentality, 
has a share in thi3 heavenly gl 
and therefore yuu have ■no m 
your crown to lay at my feet, 
ken of your gratitude for my 
lasting love. Can you wondc; 
I grieve for loss — a loss that now 
can never he repaired $" 

The intense emotion produc 
these words awoke her; and 
adds: "My first waking thought 
was, to fall on my knees and thank 
(iod that I was on earth and not in 
heaven. 



™» 



Selected by li 
TheFoclish Virgins. 



irts vill damp ! 
I i each face I 

U alaftrp 

Without the oil of grace. 









1 seek, for a sup; ■ 
But in vain the ; I ako 

Te borrow or to Imy. 

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have uo oil to -para. 

•ire thej and truly .hi 
Who then shall 
Bntdeapair wili Belfeo the r 
I dreadfui misery : 

■Srncd to doubt, 
Though in lis our trust v.o p 
Now our lamaof hope is out, 
The door ofmercy rhtit." 



If they then presume I 

"Lo'rd, opri to us • 
W>- pn earth have heard .ml pray'd 

Ii i bow." 
Up will n> -wef frorni hig throno, 

Ti.ongh vi .. '■'. ik'a my people mix'd, 
'•Y known. 

Hepart, your doom is hx'd." 

That none •who worship here, 
M iv hear the word" depart ! 



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en true religion and tiie wor d : 
We answer that it runs just where 
God's word puts it ; and a 
science which is enlightened by the 
word and by prayer docs not 
monly fail to discover it. Wherfe 
t would be likely to go if hie 
were on earth, is the icgfet 
but where a Christian would bfe 
ashamed to have his Ma '• find him, 
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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Christian Family Companion 

Tyrone < Ujr, Vm., Jan. 25, 1STO. 

McVoytown .Meeting. 

On Saturday evening, 16th, we droj>- 
ped SOWO to McYcyti.wn, for a little 
soaV-refreshinent, knowing that a (Vast 
of good thing! was being opened at 

that place, and an invitation liad been 

extended. We rejoiced In the pros- 
pect of being freed from our office 

prison to which we have been coiilin- 
ed for tlie pa^t two months, day and 
night, and in which we did not hear a 

: mon — save one of our own. And 
even now we were very nearly being 
disappointed ; for at the station ere 
were met bj several brethren, among 
whom was Anliy VanDyke, with con- 
veyance to take me with him to a 
meeting some four miles distant, and 
it was already night. A compromise 
was however effected by which I was 
permitted to accompany brother P 
S. .Myers to the Spring Run meeting- 
house to hear Klder John Wise preach, 
for which we owe thanks to brother 
VanDyke. 

Brother Wise spoke from the words 
of John in the last two verses of his 
20th chapter, and especially from the 
clause : "But these are written that 
yc might believe that Jesus is the 
Christ." His discourse was interest- 
in g and refreshing. 

After meeting brother Peter S. 
II vers took us to his home and cared 
f.ir us, and on Sunday morning brought 
Q9 back to the meeting-house again. 
It now fell to our lot to preuch, broth- 
er Wise having been taken to another 
place. So we read the words of Jesus : 
"All power is given unto me, in heav- 
en and in earth," and then said what 
\\e had to MJ, and -at down Brother 

bfyert assisted, and the congregation 

wa- respectable and attentive. 

After meeting went home with 
brother Christian Swigart, a blind 
brother. We voluntered our arm si 

n tupport to hiin, remarking that we 

presumed he knew where be tired. 

■ we walked along as he seemed to 



direct, all the time engaged in con- 
versation, until he discovered that 
we were on the wrong way. We 
then thought of the "blind leading the 
blind," and have .since concluded that 
it was a good illustration of that 
scripture. 1 was blind as to the place 
we wanted to go to ; he knew t he place 
old not see the way, ami yet 
each confided in the other as a safe 
guide. We have learned that he who 
would be a guide ought both to know 
the place and the way thereto. As 
JeSUS says : "Whither I go ye know, 
and the way yc know." Put we found 
the abode of our brother, and spent a 
few hours very pleasantly, when 
brother P. S Myers came along with 
bis buggy to take us to Voder's 
school house, some five or six miles 
distant. Arrived in time to spend a 
few minutes at the house of brother 
Voder. Preached to a full house of 
attentive listeners as the Lord gave 
ability. Thence to the house of broth- 
er Henry Hert/.ler, Matawana, Me- 
Veytown Station, where we were en- 
tertained for the night, and sent home- 
ward by the first train next morning, 
refreshed in body and soul. 

Brethren Wise, Graybill Myers, 
and Wm. Howe, remained to assist 
in the ministry, and we hope the Lord 
will bless the labors. 

Why nrc wo Culled ''Brethren"? 

In our correspondent's department 

will be found a friendly epistle from 
an intelligent gentleman, a minister 
in another society of Christian pro- 
fessors, who Irishes to know why the 
Brethren call th< mselves the "Church 
of the Brethren." 

When Isaac had repaired the wells 
which his father had dug. he "called 
their names after the names by which 
his father hail called them." Qen. 20 1 
18. So, afler the fountains from 
which bad issued the truths of the Re- 
ligion of Jesus, had been well nigh 
1 up, and then were re-opened by 
a number of zealous servants of the 
Lord, who associated themselves into 



a united body for that purpose, they 
called themselves by the same name 
that the fathers made use of. And so 
the same name has descended down 
to us, and we have been using it with- 
out perhaps making the inquiry nec- 
essary to satisfy our correspondent, 
of their reasons for using it. We ob- 
serve in the outset that the term 
"Church of the Brethren," is origin- 
al with this paper, and we have there- 
fore ordered the quotation marks to 
be taken away. 

The object and use of a name is to 
designate a person or class of persons. 
There is a wide field for thought in 
the study of names. The "Adams (or 
perhaps "Adamses") have not only 
lost their station, but very nearly the 
name. And while we rejoice to have 
the nature restored, we confess we 
are not particularly partial to the 
name. "A rose by any other name 
would smell as sweot." But we must 
come to the point. 

We rocognize each other by the 
name brethren ; as Jesus declares : 
"One is your teacher, and all ye are 
brethren." Matt. 2:5 : 8. And we 
read of the "Brethren that dwell in 
Judea." Acts 11: 29. And that 
the Lord was "seen of above five hun- 
dred Brethren." '1 Cor. 15: G. And 
Timothy was to put the Brethren in 
remembrance of certain things. 1 Tim. 
4 : G. In these instances the name 
Brethren most certainly refers to the 
association of persons who followed 
Jesus. In fact we know of no other 
name used by the Xcw Testament 
congregation-, as used among them- 
selves for themselves; than that of 
Brethren. Jesus called his followers 
bis disciples, and so they are, but it 
is more becoming for him to address 
them as such than for them to assume 
the title. Vet we have no objection 
to being called a Disciple of Jesus. 

After the followers of .Jesus were 
w ell organized they were also called 
Christians; first at Antioeh. But we 
think they did not assume tLe name 
It was given them by others, beemisc 



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they followed Christ. So we use no 
other name to designate ourselves 
than that of Brethren. But others 
call us wliat they will, and hence we 
are called by different names. But 
no matter, if we are Brethren in Christ 
we have a right to the name. 

These are our reasons for using the 
term, and we think they are scriptural ; 
and believe our friends will agree with 
us. "German Baptist" we do not 
claim or admire, and therefore shall 
not defend it. True we are a Baptist, 
and we are German, and bear a rela- 
tion to the class of persons whose prin- 
ciples and nativity identify us as Bach. 

We hope our correspondents wiil 
l)e able to gather some information 
from our disconnected explanation. 
And if we answer incorrectly we hope 
our brethren will amend. 



Brethren's Time Book. 

We will publish as early as the 
work can be accomplished, a book to 
be entitled the Buf.thrln's IIymn 
and Tune Book, which shall con- 
tain an appropriate tunc to every hymn 
in our New IIymn Book, and as many 
more as will be thought advantageous 
to those who will be expected to use 
the book. It will be printed in 
character notes. 

Now the object ofthis notice is to 
solicit the aid of the brethren and 
sisters in making a suitable .-election. 
And we invite all who feel an interest 
in the work to send us a copy of such 
tunc- as may be, or have favorites 
with them. Either copy thciu or send 
us the original. The printed copy 
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Hydrophobia 

A contributor to the Evening B 
says: The Leipsic German Journa I 

publishes the following antidote for 
the bite of a mad dug, which it Bays 
was an exclusive secret with a Saxt.n 
forester, but who, upon growing old, 
therefore procured its publication. — 
He -ays he has u.-ed it for fifteen years, 
and rescued many human beings and 
tie from the fearful death of hydro- 
phobia; Take immediately warm vin- 
egar or tepid water, wash the wound 
clean therewith, and then dry it ; then 
pour upon the wound a few drops of 
hydrochloric acid, because mineral ac- 
ids destroy the poison of the saliva, 
by which means the latter is neutral- 
ized. 

♦lucry and Answered. 
Will some brother explain how we 
arc to understand that the children of 
Israel lusted after the fleth j ■ 
Egypt f Ex. 16 : 3. Since they took 
their Bocks and herds — yea "very 
much cattle" along with them — and 
since the Lord sent them quails and 
manna, did they not live of their 
Rocks and herd- I 

.IAS. V. HECKLER. 



Answer to Mud Query, in \o. U» 

God created eve before the Tlh day. 
Those that doubt, may with propriety 
doubt also that Adam w . 
previous to the 7 th day ; as the man- 
ner of his creation was not described 
until in the 2nd chapter • \ 

in the l.-t chapter -JTth verso it - 
that he i tin m mule i 

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< ritlelsnt. 

Will lin 

made theil 

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drowned il thoj bad i 
into the ark ''. 

line from 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



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Al 

■ I let 

Vir ig of toe 29th 

• borsch i 
ha : place 1 

'--'• I county. 

i at brother I 
gor's ; had meeting in ft school-h 

Mir county. Thirtyhrst, be 
rag Sunday, tingatbi 

.'ins Am • 

November 1st, traveled 
miles to friend Israel G$i- 
, had tWo meetings. On the 2nd 
we left the Barbour branch and ar- 
rived in the Buchanan congregation, 
at friend Deppo's. On the Srd had 
two meetings in the United Brethren 
housfl on Peeks run. On the 4th at 
brother .Joseph lloasers, near the 
town of Buchanan, in Upsher county. 
On the 5th we traveled about five 
• nd Run and commenced 
a series of meetings, had five meet- 
ings and closed on Sunday evening. 
..jnday,theSih,u> Indian I amp; 
meeting on the 9th and 1 Uth ; and on 
the 11th. We arrive.! at brothel 
Fultz' and had four meetings in two 
Thirteenth attended a com- 
munion meeting at brother Fitzger- 
The labor of the meeting rest- 
ed on us t^o being the only etrango 
brethien present. There was quite 
a refreshing lime. The brethien and 
;<ca ed to onj >y them 

I '- closed at 
:e were two applicant.! for 
\tVr the necessary in- 
strur 'given them that 

we left them in the hands of the breth- 
ren to be attended to the uexl 

Sunday evening arrived at 
David Boaelay'a, nee 

the Little 
Kana 1 eleven meet- 

e. The Brel 
■ ■ 
ther ba] 
ugust, and during our meeting 



thoro were four more added to the 
ohurch by baptism, and there were 
four i: neants. VYe organized 

tho ten metnbi gatidn 

by the election 

peaker, an 1 br therG 
ig a new 
f o- the Brethien, the: ars to 

bo no opposition as yet at the place. 
Our meetings were well att<* 
and a great interest maui 
tho pi ad I believe that there 

is a prospect of much, good being 

We left them on Saturday the 20th 
and arrived at brother Henry .bines'. 
near the line of Lewis county. . 
over Sunday and had two meetings. 
Left there on Monday tho 22nd for 
the church in Lewis county. Arrived 
at Dr. I'cter MuBSer's, and his broth- 
er Tobia- Musser's, about eight miles 
from Weston, county seat of Lew is 
county, and had a serrea of meetings, 
closing on tlie evening of the 26th. 
Twenty-seventh, we left for Leeks 
Run ; had meeting on Sunday. Moti- 
Oorning started for home, and 
arrived at brother Eiias Anyil 's and 
next day at brother Bollyanfg, and 
on December the lsifat brother Win. 
Buckelow's ; on the 2nd at brother 
Thomas' and on the 3rd at home. 
There is a great opening in West 
Virginia for the Brethren. There 
were still calls farther in the State. 
Could not some of the brethren visit 
through some of the western counties. 
We Would have gone farther but it 
was late in the season. 

John L. Book. 



Notes of Travel. 

. Flory. 

The 8th of January had meeting 
: reek meeting house ; after 
meeting brother K. VV. Eiigler toed: 
me to his home near New Windsor, 
.as kindly entertained by his 
family, in the evening brother 
ler took me to elder L'hilij \i 
where I spent a short bhn< 
ly. At night brother Ihigler took 
me to Pipe Creek meeting house. — 
Brothi mer mot me 

there and»took me to his home 
meeting where I had il. .re of 

meeting my cousin, his companion ! 



and his family. Meeting next day, 
Sunday, at Lipe Creek again ; homo 
with brother [Ephraim Stoner. 
Meeting at night at Union Jiridge ; 
all night at tho home of sister Sopliia 
: i or. who entertained us kindly, 
ig next day at Leaver Dam 
meeting house, at 10 o'clock ; home 
with my uncle, Jacob Stoner ;mect- 
;ain at same point in the eve- 
ning Went to cousin Abraham 
1 the pleasure of getting 
acquainted with his kind family, but 
was sorry to find cousin Jane severe- 
ly alilieted ; but sho was willing to 
submit to the will of the Lord. Sho 
seemed willing to submit her case to 
the great Heavenly physician, and 
her hope was in the merits of a dear 
Savior. 

Meeting again next day at Beav- 
er Dam meeting house ; dined with 
brother 1). Stoner. Mooting at night 
at (doodiutent house ; very much 
crowded rnd many could not get ad- 
mittance. Home" with brother D. 
(jrossnicklc. Next day went to 
Ridge meeting house in MbnocVcy 
di&fci ict ; home with brother IL Shriv- 
cr ; meeting at night at Itidge meet- 
ing house again. All night with 
brother Krise. Next morning visited 
sister Ecker who has been alilieted 
for several years ; had a short season 
pf devotion with her ; then went to 
elder 1). P. Say lor where we were 
kindly cared for. P. M. visited a 
number of brethren and sisters had 
giotts exercise with them; then 
vteited D. 1'. Savior's married daugh- 
ter.-; who are relatives of mine. Took 
supper with brother S. Weybright. 
Meeting at night at Keys house of 
hip, which is property donated 
to the public by the author of the 
famous . ~'.ar 

ngled //.inner." AH night with 
brother John Weybright ; next 
mo: ning at Midd'cfm'rgh, brother 
nor left me having ac- 
companied me for a week. Thankg 
to him far his kindness. Brother 
D. (Jr. ssnieklc kindly took me to 
brother Upton Walt*, who had vol- 
untered to take me to brother Jesse 
Loops whore I mot with a kind re- 
ception. Thanks to brother W. for 
b; iuging me on thus far. And thanks 
1 fr his care over me. 



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lii-'j'lur 11 ■■nr j ; As some of the 
brethren lovo to hear from the dif- 
ferent arms of God's Church, and as 
I believe the Lord hai worked among 
the peoplo in this part of Cod's mor- 
al vineyard I will relate some of his 
d.iir^s. Brother Davis Youncc and 
brother Jacob Cripe labored amongst 
us. There were eight of the sons 
and daughters of Adam made willing 
to turn in with the people of God, by 
obeying the Lord in the holy ordi- 
nance of baptism. .Sume of our old 
fathors and mothers, and many more 
souls were made to tremble under the 
sound of the gospel, as it was preach- 
ed with power. May God i 
• brethren Younce and Cripe, and en- 
able them to still go on in their call- 
ing, and warn sinuers to flee the 
wrath to come The ark of the Lord 
is still moving slowly with us. One 
of our neighbors, while he was under 
conviction, and while his wife was 
made willing to go down to the liquid 
stream and put on Christ, was 
taken violently with the Lung Fever, 
and is still lying on the bed of afflic- 
tion. The Lord has begun a work 
with him, and he will complete it. 

D. S. Gripe. 
Warsaw, Ind. 

-M»*» 

•luery Answered 

On rJago 7': I, Vol. 5, brother 11. A. 
Snyder following qi 

which he <i through 

the ■ i lioh. fro refers to I 

17 : .''.7. "Wheresoever the bod . 
thither will the eagles bo gathered to- 
gether" WHatboayf Matthew 24 : ; 
of the same body and calls 
it the c 

of Luke Is: "2Bd tac Had i|'t, ta jam 
m.lii jfdj Mf<Mtt! M Lake ■. id \ 
have it the Bame. Christ u a \ speak- 

! coming. i' 
them to (il ! that tat 

ChriBts will 

wonder ii,l,. 

the very elect, ('hri-i',- coming will 

be in t, Is of item ight- 

ning finding many uuprepared, there- 
foro tu hall be takot and 

the other led. I .,,!.•> u;, 

to Llo'V a !,•,-.■ i| m i i- 

ho WQuJd appear. I 

" H : Alii 

the • lire .1. i 

his di ''i[iU . ' n i ilnii i 

ua the eaglos will gather 



where the body or carcass is, so will 
the saints be gathered where he will 
tfow the disciples could under- 
stand that, even as the eagles will 
gather to that body, even so shall the 
saints Ik; gathered. Christ will ap- 
pear in person, even as ye have 
him going into heaven. Acts 1: 11. 
This was the answer to the qui 
the disciples asked. 

IJKN YutlKlt. 



\vi;n Cuekk. Mn., | 
January 11th 1870. J 
/' ir ' '■/■'/ anion ; Thrice blessed 
inger ; thou art ever welcome 
in the mansions of the saints ; thou 
hast carried the grief and anguish of 
my soul through the church of the 
living God, and didst again return, 
though still and silent as thou art, 
with a message of joy from one whom 
I had almost forgotten. Go again 
in the spirit of God, and carry 
the wings of love, the joy which was 
caused by a secret touch of an un- 
seen haul ! I 'ass gently by the 
noise and confusion of this sinful 
world, until thou reach the thresh- 
old of that dear sister liuhama Riley 
in the city of brotherly love, and 
say for me, that my soul leaped with- 
in me, when 1 heard that ono heart- 
felt prayer had gone up, and pierced 
the inner emit cf God's eternal 
throne. 

Dear sister ; I think I have felt 
the power of your prayer, the inner 
life was moved, and I in, if 

but faintly, see the ladder that Ja- 
cob saw. Hut I am not yet ful 
stored ; 1 bav 

have lived too wastefully upon th'- 
riches of ou- Father's blessings 
1 om poor, and must only depend 
upon ' Ion which th.- 

great king feels to bestow upon me. 
Tiic hand of the Lord is laid heavi . 
upon mo ; he has made mo t • 
through sickness, afflicti 

poverty, 

thou/ ■ yet will I 

in bin . I lod . 

il 
b:ing it . . 

y of my 
bretLi 

\ iditioo in the » | i 



the Master ; but bo it remomir 
that God can overrule a! ithi 

s power to la 1, and power to 
make alive. Although I have 
been called to the bedside of the 
sick and the dying, and ha. 
words of comfort and 
and have stretched out my ban 
wards heaven, and directed my 
er towards his holy temple, until I 
was bathed in the sweat of anguish, 
and can even now remember the 
lingering look of those who I 
me blessed— but C ! the leaf i-> turn- 
ed over ; a change has been 
about. My spirit is broken, my heart 

ill struggles : 
fears, within, and troubles without. 
Even now I must drop my pen to 
wait upon the s'.ck of my'iamily. — 
Now the care of tho church, the 
study of the word, so that it can be 
held forth to a dying world in its 
purity. (J ! how can I endure it 
without help from above '( A:e th 
no more iiuhamas — no Marvs in 
the church of God, who will think 
me in their closets and let the t 
red flame of their prayers go up 
within th„- vail ! Brethren and 
ters, lift up the hands of your speak- 
as Israel rifted up trie hand 
.Moses, for they need strength . 

from a I 
this an give. Tl 

souls Lang-: upon the 
plo look for 

For this cause Vi 

bureh — in whom ; 
• invested 
holy war ; 

.' tne command of onr i tpl 
wl tall into the hand 
Then on: 

and th 



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« >f brother PbUip Boj !«•. 1 wish to 
a few words through I Ik 
to the Brethren, at Pipe Creek and 
Bearer Dan , Md., and M b Ci 
I':i I am John T. Lewis, 
who joined the Brethren at Pipe C 
M : In ! B58. My - • all. 

1 am now living in tho city of Elmira, 
^ . I left Maryland, in I860, and 
came to Gettysborgh, Pa* In 1862, 
came Irom there to tl I 

must here >ay, that surely goodll 
and mercj lias followed me, for 
through all the war and bloodahe ; I 
bare been out of 1 1 ** • way, and - 
none of it, for which 1 feel to give 
thanks. 

I hare pat been able to meet with 
the brethren since 1863 ; yel I am 
trying by the help of God to lire in 
accordance with the gospel and the 
order of the Brethren. A.11 the preach- 
ing I hare is in the Bible, the Com- 
panion, and the Gfoepel Visitor, 
which sre great comforters to me. 
If any one don't know the value of 
the \~isilnr and Companion, let them 
be where they can't gel to church, 
and I think they will learn tu appri 
ate them. 

I ran not hear of any brethren in 
New York State. There arc a 
many churches here, bat their chief 
object seems to be popularity. You 
cannot tell the members from the 
world only by seeing them take com- 
munion, They appear to give but 
little heed to the teaching of the Bible. 
They don't appear to know anything 
about the Brethren, and they laugh 
at the idea effect washing, upon the 
whole they are a feet people. I am 

gelling along about as well b 
could expect to in my circumstances. 
1 am living in hope of being able to 
move to some settlement of the Breth- 
ren where I may again enjoy the priv- 
ol bearing the gospel preached in 
its purity. I hope the brethren and 
,-isters will pray for me, that 1 may 
lie faithful to the end. If any of the 
brethren will be kind enough to write 
to me, my address is, Elmira X. Y. 
Box 1166. 1 am a poor scholar and 
if thi- does not take too much correc- 
tion, I hope you will give it a place 
iii the ( 'ompanion, in full or in part 
om you think test, and if it is too much 
trouble throw it aside. 

doiiv T. I. t:\viM. 
J i will see we have given it in 
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wdl say it did not require so rejry 
much correction. And should you 
have any good thoughts which you 
would desire to give to the Brother- 
: through the Companion we will 
gladly assist you in the shaping them 

□ We hope you will continue 

to receive encouragement from our 
columns, ami preserve your integrity 
to the last. Hope some of the breth- 
ren with whom you are acquainted 
will present you With something 
adapted to your special wants. 

Inquiry. 

Brotqbb Hoi.sini.ki:, dear sir : — • 
The first and second numbers' of the 
r the current yem arc 
before met 1 thar.k you for your 
kindness in Bending them to rue. I 
am much pleased with the contents. 
A true christian spirit breathes thro' 
them, the influence for good, of which 
must be felt by your many renders. 

I learn from your "prospectus," 
found on the last page of the Com- 
panion, that in publishing your pa- 
per, you have a three-fold design in 

view ; — 

1st. "To advocate Truth." No 
higher work than this can any man 
" in : and there is a glorious re- 
ward in store for those who advocate 
and obey the truth. "I am the way, 
tho truth, and the life" soys Christ— 
Again ; "You shall know the troth, 
and the truth shall make you free." 
"Sanctify them through thy truth, 
thy word is truth," continues the 
d Savior. And to leave us in 
no doubt what the word is, Peter 
say.-— "And this is the word which 
by the Gospel is preached unto you." 
To "advocate the truth" then, "is to 
ad vocate the Gospel And may the 
blessing of Hear en attend all those 
who do that. 

- 1 n i Your second design Is to "ex- 
error.?' Here there is a wide 
field. Protestaniam generally — with- 
out saying anything about Cotholi- 
ci-mi— is full of error — grand fatal er- 
ror. Willi its creeds and its dogmas 
its traditions, and its "doctrine.- the 
commandments of men" — it is full of 
rottenness and decay. To expose all 
and gii s the truth instead. Is a 
— thankless as it may be in the 
■ Tate religionists — that 
any good man might be found tO lift 
a linger iu. 



3rd. "To encourage the true Chris- 
tain on ln's way to Zion" — Ii is one 
thing to become a Christian; quite 

another to remain in the path of duty. 
To this laudable work your paper is 
committed — and I bid you Cod speed 
in tiny performance of it. 

Hut to my Inquiry] I make it 
not for the sake of discussion ; for 
such a thought is not in my mind. I 
make it not to try to puzzle you, or 
to disturb your equanimity. I make 
it simply that I may obtain the de- 
sired information. The inquiry is 
this:-— 

J a your "prospectus" you announco 
yourself as a member of the "Church 
of the Brethren," sometimes known 
by the name of "German Baptists." Ac. 

Now brother Holsinger, why do 
the good people with whom you stand 
identified, call themselves the "Church 
of the Brethren," or by that other 
name of "German Baptist?" I can- 
didly think that both names are im- 
Beriptural; but I may be mistaken 
in this, as I do not know the grounds 
on which you rest the matter. 

Will you be so kind a6 to give your 
answer to this inquiry in the "Family 
( 'ompanion ?" 

Yours iu Gospel work. B. 

Iowa City, Iowa. 

Answer. 

[See Editorial Department] 

» m * — 

Proposed Visit to Ohio. 

lithe Lord will, I will be iu the 
Mohiccon congregation, Wayne Co. 
Ohio, on the 10th, I7th, and 18th of 
Febuary next will speak upon the 
subject of the "Passover," and ,' Lord's 
Supper." 

On the 10th go to Chippeway con- 
gregation, same county. Remain un- 
til the 22nd. 

On the 22ud go to Stark county, to 
brother J. K. S. Swihart's congrega- 
tion. Remain there until the 28th. 
Then return home. 

The brethren in the above congre 
gations will make arrangements fi ? 
meetings as they may see proper. 

John Wist;. 

Jan. 21st, 1870. 

Announcement*. 
Please announce in the Compmtion 
that the Brethren of California, pre- 
pose, (iod willing to, hold their next 
communion meeting on the 1 Ith and 
loth of May. 1870, in the Jerusalem 
District, Banjoaquin County, Oat., by 
order of the Brethren. 

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S« r 1 1» I mil 1 ni-iiias. 

No. 10. 
I am composed of 23 letters. 

My 4, 15, 11, 5, is a time present 
My 14, 13, fi, lo, a symbol of sub- 
jection. 

My II, 2, 20, 12, lfi, 17, 22, ti bird 
mentioned in the Bible. 

My 23, 8, *J, 1, 5, 3, the name of a 
Jewish montii. 

My 18, 7, 5, 20, is used to make 
sure. 

Sly 5, 1, !!•, 2, is the name of an 
ancient shepherd. 

My whole is an important command. 

No. 11. 

I am composed of 25 letters. 

My 5, 21, 12, 10, 20, was a son of 
Camlyses, king of Persia. 

My 1,9, 13, 25, was the first sou of 
Adam after the death of Abel. 

My 24, 11, 17, was a king of 11a- 
math, in Syria. 

My 6, 2, 10, 23, 4, was a son of Si 
mon, the Cyrenian. 

My 3, 7, 8, 8, 15, 12, is not a chris- 
tian. 

My 14, 18, *., is a conical mount 
where Aaron died. 

My 10, 22, 13, is a noun mentioned 
in the 9th of Hebrews. 

My whole is a request. 

H. A. Snyder. 



MARRIED. 

By D. D. Horner, 01 the evening of the 0th, 
at the house of the bride's father, Mr A. M . 
MILLER to Miss MARY YOUNG, both of 
Westmoreland county, Fa. 

DIED. 

We admit no poetry under any circurnttan 
eet in connection with obituary notices. We 
with to use all alike, arid we could not insert 
tenet with all. 

(in the 30th of December, 18159, MARTHA 
ALI.IS GARDNF.lt, daoghter of Ladwlck 
Gardner, aged S TMn, 'J mouths, 21 days ; 
funeral discourse from 1 TtWM. 4lh chapter, 
6 last Turner, by the writer. 

D. 1). Houxek. 
On January 2nd, in the Man- Crn k con- 
gregation, Md., MARY K. PTSKLL ; aired 
If, T<-ars, ti months, days ; funeral occasion 
Improved by the writer and Josiah is- 
from Kev. 14 : Li. 

Jeiiemiaii BnOBLST. 
Bept, 1 mil , 1860, In the I 
tlon, al Mexico, Mi una conntj, Iini . 
ELIZABETH, wife of ( urlsllau BOW KAN . 
■red ill \c.ir-, ID mouths, und 31 daje, Mi 
l)rn|>ny, and lnr Milli i ii 

eat. Funeral dl 
i>s JCldar Qaorge Browar, D r, and 

others. llO ' 1. II. 

In LlckCTI 1 k I •■ unit > , 

Iu. I., Dec. 33ud, i:v E. < 1 l.LKit, 



aged 30 years, 10, rroiths, and 18 days. A 
daoghter, (<k truly a Virgin) of Elder David 
A Anna Cnllcr. Tier disease was Consump- 
tion. Many pel pie wi r- present at her fune- 
ral. Text spoken on : Mark 5 : 89. ''And when 
- come in, saith unto them, why make 
ye this ado, and weep ; the damsel is not 
dead but sleepcth." Funeral occasion im- 
proved by the brethren, Elder Moses Hoeh- 
stcilcr and Jacob Sommers. John 1. 

In the Bachelor Run branch, Carroll Co., 
Ind., of Consumption, Januarv 11th, our 
much beloved brother JACOB MO88 ; in his 
43rd year, leaving a wife and four children 
to mourn his loss. His remains were follow- 
ed to the crave by a very large concourse of 
people. Funeral services by Isaac Ikenberry 
and others. 

Brother Moss was my partner in the publi- 
cation of the Debate on Immersion, between 
Quinter and 8nyder. Jacob B. Land!-. 
VUUer please copy. 

In Antietam congregation, Aug. 17th, ISfi'J, 
slater SUSAN 13. EM MERT, consort of broth- 
er J. F. Emmcrt, and daughter of friend 
James and Mary Mcl'henen ; aged 21 years, 
10 months and 21 days. She lived a6 she died 
a worthy and beloved sister in the Lord. Fu- 
neral services by Elder H. Koontz, from the 
words : Thou shalt lead me by thy counsel, 
and afterward bring me to glory. 

D. H. Fahrntst. 

In the Mexico congregation, Miaraa Co., 
Indiana, March 4th, ISO'J, of Fever, sister 
ELIZABETH, wife of brother James T. KIN- 
SKY ; ac-il 31 years, and 14 days. She was 
a consistent member of the Church, ready to 
do what the Lord commanded her. Iu her 
sickness she called for the elders and was 
anointed. She expressed her willingness to 
go to her better home. Funeral services by 
brethren Daniel Baruhart and Peter Bruhn- 
ker, of Kansas. J. Kinsey. 



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The Preacher. 

ik a shaft both strong and strniuiit, 
A bhaft he bad policed with labor g 
M«> winged It witli sweet eloquence, 
Witli leaniioi,' and with subtle sense. 
Boldly he drew, and he aimed with eare, 
But it wouuded only the idle air. 

A 6Ccond he took both straight and strong, 

Winged with a paesionate Reuse of v. 

He drew it stoutly, and aimed it true ; 

The mark lie aimed at was plai.i to view. 

Swift it fled, yet it lighted wide ; 

For It touched on a rock, anil it swerved aside. 

icTied his hand and took from above 
A slender arrow barbed with love, 
lie aimed it with but liltie art, 
let it touched and woundi 1 a human hcait. 

His last, lii.^ lightest, was winged with p 
And he Phot it forth through the yielding air, 
No •ireful aim the preaehcr took, 
For he turned to heaven his upward look ; 
Yet it pierced a heart both hard and proud, 
The hardest heart in all the crowd. 



"Iii Christ.' 



For ifu CompcuiioH. 



•For aa many ot you, as have been baptized into Christ have put 
BTlst. If any man be in Christ he Is a new creature, old things 
away and behold all things, bav 1, come Be*, -'In - 
might haw the world ye -hall have tribulation ; bo of good 

chew I 1m , ie the world." 

Every child of God is in Christ, "whether they be 
male or female, bond or free, they are all one in Christ 
Jesus. There happiness rs secured in Christ. "For 
where 1 am there ye shall be also. "Peace I have with 
yon, my peace I pre unto vmi, odt as the world giveth 
gfre I nut. • v.,ii." As long as we are of. the world wo 
caiinot bajre this pence and happiness, which fadeth not 
away. "In tin; world ye shall have triliuliit i< >ti .'' Our fu- 
turu happiness depends entirely upouourbeiug in Chrial 

"Without in..- \, rand.) u. thing," '] A hi.!.- in me, and I 

As the branch ennuot bear fruit ol itself, exuoul 



in you. 



it abide in me," "II,- thai abjdelb iu rue, and I in him 
the same bringctn forth much fruit, which fruit is unto 
holiness, and tbo end everlasting life." [four happiness 
depends on our being In Christ, is it , )0 | an ess, i 
point l.»r it ■ to fally understand how wc -ei into CI 
There is *wh a diversity of" opinion now in the world' 
ab.ui i In- article of faith, thai ll Ih itol Bale fbrns to rely 
altogether in wbfl | and written l.s man The 

word ol (j.nl i.-. sometimes rejected, and the error of man 
ie lakoo and stuped, until the mind becomes interworon 
with the error, and becomes asu'th-d point in faith We 
take the pjain word of God fur, the man of our Instruction ■ 
we belie vo n ih KulbYu.nl to - ;i ;i-i\ ,,,„• Iaill(i> „, , w ^ J 
thing, that wo onttu into Chrisl i,\ baptism The \ 
tlo Paul i- very plain aud for. 
" I '" r " ; ,l,il ". v «'>' baptized into CI 

I" 1 ' "" ,,|,r ■: -vi-l.-nt thai what«tbo 

A P° bemoan !■ veT y plain to our mind 

"" ooedoor into Ibe ehoreb, and Paul 



enter in By baptism. If we are wrong in believing tha 1 
baptism brings us into Christ we are not wrong by our 
es, hut the great Apostles of the genti, roue 

with us. IT we have complied with the demands of the 
• •], we have entered in through the door into the 
shcepfold. There is hut one fold and one Shepcrd. 
Chri- "] am the door, by me if any man enter in, 

be shall bo saved, and shall go in and out and find 
ture. We are in a saved condition, when we enter into 
the sheepfold. When we are d,.ne toiling here, aud our 
redemption is complete in Christ, ami we are safe housed 
in our Father's house, then it is we will go from man 
to mansion, feasting upon the rich pasture of Cod. "Shall 
go in and out and find pasture." How encpuragiut 
the thought ; we shall fea.-i In our Father's hou-e. J! 
rcn this is what we are toiling for. Then he not weary 
in well doing' for our "redemption is complete in Chtist." 

s.\ m. c Bashor. 
WhitesmlU, Mo. 



♦ lone I'omninuiou. 

Thia ia one of the greatest questions with which wo 

Lave to deal. The tendency of the present ago towards 

universal church fellowship among the various evangelic- 
al denominations, places the Brethren often in an uup 
ant light. We are accused of being Darrowminded, ' 
ted, uncharitable towards other denominations, when we 
invite none to the Lord's table hut our member*. I fear 
too many do not fully understand the nature and intent 
of the Supper and the Communion. 1 am far from being 
satisfied with mr knowledge of tie ects. Whom 

should we admit to the Lord's table? Church members 
only or tbi se wishing to lx • Lurch members aim ''. 

i .-ay those who are properly baptized and in fellow- 
ship with the chinch Wc WOUld a>k, Were all the A] 
ties baptized when the Supper was instituted ? J; 
can baptism l>e made acriterieu of admittance ': What 
is the intent of the Communion ' 1^ it an act hv which 
how our belief in Chrisl and commit our bouts to 
liim > li ' bapti.-ln net c-.-arilv precede the, drink 

f "l Iii- cup" ': W ■ i\ to ail |„ d ■ leiptivth thai 

ro aa I i Intra I hh lbe> are iii regard to ibis ipiewtioli 
Sime w c adniil a! v n ehureh members of good 

character, while fbey drny this pn . 

Up ehiidreu m .hrmci. ih'iigh ' I'lipli/. d" (sprmk 

led), no matter boM good their* , bat il. 

not mi et the question \\ i l.\ 

the d othw denomination* We would like to 

bear a free discussion of thht Hubjwt in iviih 

as little human ri i plural | 

ible. 

7. B1IAR1* 

Tu . 

ne ol tbl ' lie din f : ' Kr. . 

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for the Companion. 

linn <;r«m Light. 

Not having an opportunity to attend church to-day 

t . he* the word o( God preached, we have to content 

elf l>y reading the word, and while so doing the 

above subject came to our notice. Then the thought 

suggests itself to our mind, to comment on the same, 

I submit it to the Companion. 

When we take a retrospective view of the past, we 
find iu many instances where the people walked in dark- 
ness longing for liberation fiom their yoke of bondage. 
When we look back but a few yours into the great po- 
litical darkness in which our country was involved, 
i great armies were called out in bloody contest, 
when proclamation after proclamation was issued, call- 
ing for more men, how great was that darkness ! Oh 
how our anxious hearts longed for that great light of 
liberty to dawn upon us. Here a fond husband and 
father leaves his bosom companion and children to the 
c »ld charities of the world, and enters the ranks. — 
Th; re a dutiful son leaves the bright fireside of his 
youth, with the blessings of heaven invoked upon him 
bv kind parents, loving brothers and sisters. Here the 
youthful maiden consents him to go, in whom she trusts 
for future protection. All this is done, and perhaps 
never more are those bright eyes permitted to look up- 
on loved ones left behind, when peace should again be 
restored. At length the angry strife subsides, and our 
political sky is unobscured by those angry clouds, and 
the star of light and liberty begins to dawn upon us 
and all is peace and tranquility. 

With what humble gratitude we then approached our 
Maker for our deliverance. The children of Israel, 
dwelling in darkness, the tyrannical yoke of bondage 
inflicted upon them by 1'haraoh. What songs of deliv- 
erance they sang unto God, when that great light led 
them out of bondage. The very earth resounded with 
their musical strains, as it echoed forth to heaven. 
When we look back, to that remote age, when there 
was no redemption, when there wa3 no eye to pity, no 
arm to save, God sent his only bogotten son into this 
sinful world, that whosoever should beli<?ve on him 
should not perish, but have eternal life. While the 
Shepherds were watching their flocks by night, the glory 
of the Lord shone about them, which light very beauti- 
fully symbolizes the glory of the New Testament doc- 
trines, and fulfilment of the prophecy according to the 
languago of the text. Also Matthew 4th ltf. "The peo- 
ple which set in darkness saw a great light ; ami to 
them which sat in the region and shadow of death light 
is sprung up. From this time, this "true light" which 
lighteth every man that comcth into the world," began 
to preach, saying : "Repent : for the kingdom of heav- 
en is at hand." "For ye were sometime darkness but 
now are ye light." Epli. 5 : 8. This light as recorded 
in Psalm 119 : 105, is a "lamp unto our feet, and 
a light unto our path." It serves us as an index to the 
formation of our character. By referring to it we can 
soo how our lives correspond with its divine teachings, 



Many of us may be young in the service of God, like 
oursclf, yet if we prove true to the cause of our divine 
M; ster, this great light as referred to in our text will 
illuminate our pathway through this unfriendly world, 
that wo can after death enjoy the light of his counte- 
nance in the regions of eternal bliss. 

S. T BOSSEKMaN. 
Think irk, Ohio. 

— < ►- • -*Wm 

for the Companion. 
Keeping the whole Law. 

"For whosoever shall keep the vohcile leno, and offt 
in one poitU, he is guilty <>f all." James 2 .- 12. 

The above passage is often referred to by brethren, 
to show the necessity of keeping all the commandments 
of God, to which I have no objection, but the way I have 
heard applications made, if 1 understood them rightly, 
was overstraining the sense of the text. Namely that 
if one offence is committed, makes a person equally guil- 
ty with those that trangress the whole law, which, I 
think, militates against the Spirit of the Gospel, and 
destroys divine justice, one of God's attributes ; for 
we cannot for a moment believe that all will have to 
suffer indiscriminately alike, because the scripture 
saith that "every one shall be rewarded according to 
his deeds. If we take the whole context together we 
can apprehend the idea. The Apostle intends to im- 
press upon the minds of the scattered twelve tribes of 
his brethren, (according to the flesh,) For I conceive 
this letter not to be directly addressed to believers in 
Christ Jesus alone ; but to all the children of Israel : 
for we read, chapt. 5 : 6. u ye have condemned a/id 
killed the just.'" Such a charge we presume, he could 
not lay against a believer in Christ ? Certainly not. 
Now arc we prepared to give an exposition of the text. 
The law referred to is the decalogue, which is plain by 
the succeeding verse ; the spirit of that law being em- 
bodied in few words, called by James the Royal law. 
Math. 22 : 36, we read ; "Master, which is the great 
commandment in the law ? Jesus said unto him, "Thou 
shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy hoart, and 
with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." This is the 
first and greatest commandment. And the second is 
like unto it, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." 
If ye fulfil tbis, James saith, ye do well ; but this they 
did not do, hence he reproves them ; for it was evident 
by their conduct in regarding the rich and despising 
the poor, thereby showing partiality ; though at the 
same time boasting of keeping the whole law, yet hyp- 
ocritically offending that very point that pertains to 
the Royal law, on which hang all the law and the 
prophets, lie who does so is amenable to condemna- 
tion as a breaker of the whole body of law : and con- 
sequently his punishment will be proportioned to his 
offense, on the proper force of the Greek term Enoxas, 
Here the apostle goes yet farther, and by an argument 
observes, taken from the intimate connection of the 
whole law, which is so perfectly united, that no one 
part can bo violated without the rest being violated, 
and offering that he who thus offended against the par 



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ticular !a»v in question will be condemned as a trans- 
gression of the divine law in general, and thereby be 
•xiom to the punishment of transgress! m ; for. he 
who keepeth, or en 1 avor to keep the whole of the law, 
except in one point, and especially it that be against 
the scope ot the whole wherein he deliberately, presump- 



Showers are necessary, for the refreshing of 
the vegetable Kingdom. ' If it would not b< 
those showers, nothing could come to perfection. 
But sometimes they come so unexpectedly, and 
with such a force that they very near wash.au 



':, and habitually offends, for the argument itself the very life of the plant; so that alter the storm 



implies these limitations, he is adjudged to* punishment 
aa a fcrrtl r of the law, iniite as much as he who 

had -ill his precepts. 

fbw it was an acknowledged principle among the 
■ I wish casuists, that the wilful breach of one law of a 
!< < iy of laws involves a transgression of the whole; 
and accordingly the Apostle here means to say, that 
the same is applicable to the law of Christianity. (See 
12th 13th verses.) And in the present case he who 
offends in one point may well be pronounced guilty, in- 
asmuch r.s the point concerns "Christian. Charily," on 
. which hangs all tho law and the prophets. For he may 
well be said to be guilty of all who offends against chat 
on which all depend?. A chain consisting of many 
links is broken when any one link is broken. This, af- 
ter due deliberation, i3 the exposition your unworthy 
writer has drawn from the subject matter connected 
with the above text. 

I)ear 15 -othren, let us be very careful to study wel : 
the substance connected with the text we undertake to 
expound , a hasty conclusion we overstrain 

scripture and thereby discourage or destroy them that 
wreak and stricken down with the infirmities of the 
i. h' tn'c ono who offends in a amall matter, as 
expodti 1 (he foregoing text, would have to suffer 
equally with the adulterous, the fornicators, the mur- 
derers, the abominable, the covetous, and the liars, 
where would be an encouragement fox morality ? or 
even for Christianity itself, "for in many tilings we of- 
fend all." For when the Lord Jesus Christ shall set 
in judgment, he will reward every one as his work shall 
be'. Then brethren and sisters letu- 
rich n good works fojc in due time we shall reap ii we 
faint not. And you my dear friends, who yet stand 
biyond the pale of the ehurcii do not think \< 
inexeu aole, for you know your oluty 4nU if you thus 

inidar your precious time so carelessly in tbia n 
ti I your dosed, you will forever haw 

to regret it, i p the pares of inSkj 

menfc ; th ireforie prepare to taeet thv God-. 

LB li i;kv. 



Ninisliiiic Iti liind Hi, 

\\ ■ have often 



IoimIn. 



experienced the unpleasqnt- 

6f lohj» Bhowers, and (1mm«1v daj S »me- 

tim is w wishirj like 

this : If only it would clear lip once again/ 

forgettng that it Is. God who #nds the storm 

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has passed, the shower ended, th shining 

again, and the plant is not properlj 
will die away, because it was not strong enough 
to stand against the changes of the weather. 

But we will say something of the storms the 
child of God has to encounter ; as we all know 
that they are sometimes very hard on ua ; some- 
times wash away our very foundation, beca 
we had not digged deep enough. How often, 
when those storms were passing over us, have 
we forgotten that we were Christians? How 
often, when the world has persecuted us, have 
we done evil in return? 1 low often lift 
when waves of adversity rolled high around us, 
been ready to give up to serve Hod? V 
often have We denied C&rist, when the world 
". ■ re trying to find out how strong we were in 
faith I If we always would be on our gu 
and ready to those storms ef troul- 

trials, we would be more abb' to bear them. 

We should always bear in mind, thou:' 
storm may rage, that the sun shines behind I 
clouds, and as the elouds begin to parian< 
away, the sun will come out the clean ,m- 

est. We may think by times that all i 
we cannot conceive all, yet like the pjanf, wh< 
very rool been wash" '• 

we will b< 1 made the 
be much di stand i I 

our prof ..ii will 

will 

satan. 

Th i 
world to come ;!i>r ibis he foils 
and all that sitau call roll in Ititf Mtt) will 

keep him from landing on the bli 
knows very well, that he cannot w 

unless h though 

i to bear. Then is 
in his soul wiiii h fells him th . 
storms are all overcome, and t) | ilh 

\ I i 

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tur (hi CompORiOTn 

••l.ol Hit- i»r»ict> of <;«><! rule ill your Hearts." 

I olosslans 3 i 15. 

We now shall inquire into the special influ- 
ence which "peace with God" wield* over the 
heart, or into the great practical purposes which 
its residence there is intended and calculated to 
promote. 

These words of the Apostle, "let the peace of 
i I 1 rule in our hearts," emphatically instruct 
us here. Let us first ascertain their meaning: 
"the peace of God." These words describe the 
happiness of us who believe. We are at rest, 
because our conscience tells us we are pardoned 
for Christ's sake, and that our title to eternal 
life is made over to us. God is now our Iriend, 
not that God was ever our enemy — but we now 
know it. We know that in the atonement God 
is pacified towards us, and we are pacified to- 
wards God. This knowledge we have by the 
spirit's teaching ; and hence the satisfaction it 
contributes to us is called "the peace of God." 
The words have by some been rendered — "the 
peace of Christ ; because he is said to be our 
peace," or peacemaker, by the sacrifice he made 
of himself for our sins. There is no essential 
difference between the two. Indeed, to the 
whole of the person . of the Godhead, they may 
be very properly applied, inasmuch as the fath- 
er devised, the son accomplished, and the holy 
spirit applies this peace. On these accounts, 
and because it can be obtained in no other way, 
and enjoyed by none of us unless we receive it 
into our hearts by faith, it is described by the 
Apostle to be "the peace of God that passeth 
all understanding." It is, and ever must be, in- 
comprehensible how such a being as God should 
ever have thought so kindly of us, and how 
such as we should ever come to be upon such 
intimate terms of friendship with God. Being, 
however, God's peace, and not man's, we see 
how it is secured to us, and how it reaches at 
length perfection. If it were an earth-born 
peace, and dependent on human works and as- 
pects it would soon yield to the solicitations of 
the world, or ebbing as the flowing of the tide 
on the sea. God dwelling with us however, 
and guarded by his holy word, and fed by the 
spirit of peace, it can never either be removed 
or diminished. The peace of God, then, is just 
the sweet consciousness of God's forgiving love, 



and the happy tranquility which is thereby 
maintained in our believing souls, together with 
our cheerful submission of all our intellectual, 
moral, and religious powers to God's will and 
rule, "let the peace of God rule in our hearts." 
The word rule was originally used to designate 
the official duties of the umpire. He was sole 
judge or ruler. He was, therefore, a kind of cen- 
tre of influence ; and their knowing that his eye 
was ever upon them, and that his was to be the 
law of adjudication, was a motive to energetic 
contention, and the governing idea in their 
minds throughout, while in the games, a superi- 
or power to prevent careless action, the eye of 
the umpire ever surveyed the arena, and his 
judgment decided the prizes. The Apostle, 
then, may be understood as here giving a kind 
of personification to 'the peace of God,' or rath- 
er of its existence in his own heart. He repre- 
sents God as an umpire or ruler, enthroned in 
our hearts, giving laws to all within it, for the 
suppression of whatever threatens to disturb this 
divine peace. His exhortation is just tanta- 
mount to this — as he who overcomes all the oth- 
er gladiators keeps a steady eye on the umpire 
and ever realizes the prize to be given, so be it 
our concern to submit all that remains of evil, as 
well as all that has been produced by grace, to 
the fair and legitimate influence of the peace 
we enjoy, just that we may conquer to the end, 
and at the end get the crown of life. 

In this interesting view of the passage, the 
spiritual blessing of peace is put by metonymy 
for the author of that blessing. So that it is 
not the prince of peace himself, but the peace 
he produces, that we are taught to obey. The 
sense of this peace is to be the reigning power, 
and to it we must yield all due homage. Tne 
heart is to be both the seat and the subject of 
this government of peace. The heart is "the 
center ol personality and the depository of the 
feelings, and, as such, it is the most appropriate 
place for the throne and the executive of the 
peace of God." In many scriptures the heart 
is put lor the whole inner man, and as that in- 
ner man is a rebellious kingdom, it seems fitting 
to all the ends of mercy, that in its very centre 
the antagonistic and pacifying sentiment of 
friendship with God should be established in 
full authority. It is in that heart that sin has 
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es the entire region of sentient being ; that the 
lusts which war against the soul continue their 
conflict, and where, if they could, they would 
lisplace God and re-seat themselves in power. 
The heart, therefore, is just the place wher-3 a 
spiritual rule of sufficient strength ought to be 
fixed for the suppression of those loitering and 
harassing fbes ; for the working out of an irresis- 
tible counter-agency to sin ; for a terror to all 
incipient insubordinations, and for the encour- 
agement of us all who are willing and able to 
love God and follow after holiness in our hearts 
— that is, in our renewed hearts. God's peace 
is not in our old hearts, and, consequently, 
dose not rule there, but in every one justified 
by faith, that peace is found. In our old hearts 
all is 'rebellion. When God is lor peace, the 
ohT heart is for war, because it does not know 
God, but when it knows him as the God of 
mercy in Christ, it wars no longer against the 
umpire. Let us then who believe in Christ, 
and enjoy this peace, contemplate from this pas- 
sage, who and what is the king of our inner- 
man ; to what kind of government we are to 
surrender ourselves, and what amount of ho- 
mage we are to give to the happy sense of be- 
ing at peace with God, which we now enjoy. — 
The peace of God rules, when it is made the 
center around which all the thoughts of our 
hearts revolve. A centre of influence is a com- 
mon expression, referring sometimes to the point 
of diffusion, and at others to that of attraction. 
It is the point of diffusing influence, in the case 
of the sun, from which light issues; or in the 
case of the throne, from which government pro- 
ceeds ; and it is the point of attraction win- 
a centre, the sun draws towards itself those 
heavenly bodies that revolve around it, or when 
the wisdom and clemency of the throne engage 
and fi\ tin; affections as well as the Bubmi 
of the subjects, Hence astronomers speak of a 
centrifugal and centripetal power in the h< i 
ly bodies — tie- power by which they either r#- 
l Irom, or are attracted to a common center. 
It is then to thi ■ or centripetal inrln- 

ence of the sense <>f ( Jod'a friendship thai n 

fer, when we Speak of it as the center to thi' 

thoughts "tun- !. : : is of 

this triendship is as a mo within our souls, not 

only illuminating all our powers, but drawing 

us all to that orbit which keeps ostantly 



under its rays, and therefore always in our prop- 
er places. Away from such a peace, the under- 
standing is darkened, but when brought into it, 
all there is light ; every faculty is attracted to 
its perihelion, and blazes with solar effulgence. 
We can associate with the absence of this peace 
anything but the grossest ignorance of God as a 
God of love and mercy, wicked opposition to 
God's law and the rejection of the gospel ; but 
how changed did we become when we read, 
thought, reflected in the midst of the persuasion 
of God's merciful design and doings! When we 
sit down in this position, we are instantly "cloth- 
ed, and in our right mind." Here we feel our 
way back to the bosom of divine love ; here we 
are gently fascinated into the conviction that, 
notwithstanding all we have done against ( i 
there is nothing in God against our pardon and 
acceptance ; here we become to be made more 
and more willing, in the day of God's power, to 
do all and to be all that God would have us to 
be : and now we live and move under those gra- 
cious experiences which raise us upward to the 
enjoyment of still purer and happier existence. 
It is, therefore, clearly the duty and interest of 
all of us to abide near to the center of attractive 
knowledge, authority, and life. 

It is admitted that in a christian lite are diffi- 
culties. The best of men have natural repug- 
nancies to God and holiness; and as lor unbe- 
lieving men, they cannot lead such a lile at all, 
just because they live entirely away from this 
fearful centre. Hence they are driven to and 
fro by the merciless winds, and describe the w 
ward and wild track of the meteor rather than 
the steady revolutions of the planet Hut h I 
who have this peace of God, not he presumptu- 
ous ox over-confident Such was Abraham and 
yet he denied the truth ; and such was David 
and lie could sin ; and such was Peter ami he 

denied his Lord. Tiny had got off the a\is 

away from the center of influence; therei 

they f.dl, and when the\ i : .dn, it «ras bl 

the returning sense of God's bring kind. 

by tie- ions of the peace of 4 . . \\ , 

much * ..t\,. t(1 

• it with all dilligencetn the fear and 
and in (hi the 

Bat Done of these tilings oau b i \_ 

within the circle of believing sentimi 

and Let us, th. in all circum 



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1 hold of our conviction that 
; friend, and we will find Christ's 
burden lighl 
Hutted, 
A.J.CORBELL. 



• -iini i have dhartty Among 

Yourselves." 
r i : ion : — This holy admonition, falling 
of tho indomitable Peter, should impress 
[a with a e of our duty, as pertaining 

to t! t Bhouid characterize our deportment 

other as brethren. Although wo may 
(//,/ upon many unessential 
fi p<B3 time to time, let it be re- 
aco of opinion, and there 
. -nil for aiiy estrangement or unnata- 
r l ;' among us. None of 113 claim.- 

-ivc of infallibility, and arc but poor, erring 
creatures at best ; but the man who has no opinion of 
his own. and who is made a subservient tool in the 
hand;* of his fellow men, possesses no attributes of in- 
del andence worthy of admiration by those by whom he 
may be surrounded. Then those of us who have opin- 
ions, let us dare express them to some purpose, that 
ve beneficially to our fellow man, and 
more especially to our common Brotherhood. Although 
lut young in the church, I must confess my heart has 
been made sore in observing a growing disposition of 
among some of our dear brethren, called 
Lrth by some minor differences of opinion in regard to 
xed questions at issue, in which there appears 
e some distinctive features, not altogether satisfac- 
to the parties involved. Pardon the harsh ex- 
: as applied, but I am induced to call them by 
their proper names. I am truly sorry to sec this 
aging spirit of wndictiveness stealing, perhaps un- 
consciously, upon some so far that it seems to have 
taken possession of their better jndgment, and appears 
to be unbosoming itself in downright and merciless pro- 
.- caption ; not satisfied with having muzzled the pairs 
but vet seek by further aid and influence to crush 
those who perhaps have been actuated by as much hon- 
of motive as we are willing to allow those who arc 
endeavoring to reproach him for seeming incongruity. 

This ought not so to be. Cannot wo differ honestly 
without permitting anger or malice to gain the ascend- 
ency ovej '• 

" Pet us follow after the things which make for peace, 
and things w hereby \ve may enjoy one another." 

• l' or one belicveth he may cat all things, anothor 
T*ho is weak cateth herbs." 

"One juju csUemeth one day above another; 
eemcth every day alike ; let every man 
I in hi- own mind." 

ca to impugh each 

until we be doubly assured that wo have 

■1 foundutiou, ior we find that the human heart is) 

e to jump ; - ions and magnify 



offences upon mere assumptions, d .dnary than 

" Think twice before we speak once," may save 
trouble. Letus be fully persuaded in our own mimK 
And if we feel a conscious superiority of h . i th- 

in ourselves, let a superabundance of chsrity charac- 
terize our souls, that may lead us to presume there arc 
others who are endowed with the same admirable facul- 
ty. Let us not 4 oe " wise in our own cone* i 

If we allow such philosophical reasonings to govern 
us. wc will be more likely to rest easy under the tender 
admonition of James, 4. : 11 : " Speak not evil of one 
another, brethren. And then Paul's sermon in 1st 
Thess., 5 : chimes in so beautifully in corroboration 
with James' wholesome advice, when he enjoins us to 
" be at peace among ourselves ;"' and that " none ren- 
der evil for evil with any man." And in 1 The.-s., 3 : 
12 : wc arc told to " abound in love one toward an- 
other." Oh, how relevant to the case before U3 ; and 
if these things rest and abide in us, we will bo neither 
barren nor unfruitful. 

We frequently hear this expression used, which say* : 
' : There is a time when forbearance ceases to be a vir- 
tue." But if you turn to Col. 3 : 13 : you will find 
that Paul docs not seem to inculcate exactly that idea, 
when he charges us to forbear one with another; and to 
forgive one another ; and " if any man have a quarrel 
against auy, even as Christ forgave you, so also do 
ye." Then, to put the cap-sheaf upon all these sac 
admonitions, we have summed up in a sweeping injunc- 
tion which you will find in Eph. -1: 31 : " Let all bit- 
terness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil 
speaking, be put away from you, with all malice." 

We might fill page after page with happy allusions 
confirmatory of what has been said, but lept wo may 
weary your patience, we desist, feeling that " whatever 
was written heretofore, was written for our instruction 
in righteousness, &c. ; and that if wc all read our Bi- 
bles carefully, a3 wc ought, and with a right purp 
we will find many things that will subserve to our spirit- 
ual intact. 

1 would then maintain, in view of what has already 
been said, that as long as a brother or a sister is in lull 
communion and fellowship with the Church, that we 
are bound by every sacred injunction contained in 
God's word, to respect them as such, and love them as 
brethren. But when they become offensive, and do 
that which does not concur with tho fundamental prin- 
ciples of Christianity, it becomes our duty to require 
the requisite amends ; and failing in this, we proceed as 
scriptural authority dictates, letting all be heard tor 
their defence, and them that sin rebuke before all that 
others also may fear. 

I cannot conclude without referring to the happy re- 
minder given us by a dear Brother, that ye younger 
submit yourselves unto the elder, winch I heartily 
cept. This is as it should be ; but right here insinuates 
itself the question: '• is it required of the elder that 
consistency should a!- laracterize their actions? 

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ycu do not, and presume to answer for you in the nega- 
tive. I notice in the same verse of the same chapter 
referred to above, some additional testimony which 
reads in this wise : " You, all of you, be subject one to 
another." We are great sticklers for keeping up con- 
nections, especially upon doctrinal points, so that we do 
not lose their full significance. And I conceive the 
same rule will apply in other matters pertaining to 
church government, as well as those things that are 
relevant to the issue before us. 

And in another place we have this substance : "Let 
the Elders that rule well be counted worthy of double 
honor." So we pereehe that this peculiar honor is to 
be granted conditionally. And by whom is this honor 
to be conferred ? By the church. Then we must neces- 
arily infer that the ch ;rch, or at least a majority of 
those who compose it, are endowed with power to judge 
the ruling, whether it be well. So we find we are really 
subject one to another. We may place the elder in a 
peculiar sense as the creature, and the church as his 
creator. Then the ipueetion arises, where is the most 
power consolidated ? In the thing created, or in the 
power of creation ? The will, then, of the Elder, with- 
out the assent of a majority of the church, would be 
powerless. So we discover when we philosophize upon 
matteis of this sort they run out with many avenues, 
involving many nice <juestions for wholesome digestion, 
showing very clearly that many things admit of differ- 
ent constructions when made to suit especial cases, to 
Rubserve the end we wish to attain; so that we might 
run things of this sort into endless litigation and con- 
troversy, the combatants bringing continually to each 
others' relief many strong points of defence. I think, 
then, in view of all this, we had better be induced by 
Old Father J'aul to put on the genuine garb of Christ 
" which is the bond of perfectness," and be content to 
submit to the impressive heading of this articlo, that we 
may truly live it out in our lives, as an example to all 
who may follow after us; so that this ennob'ing virtue, 
which has been almost termed the pearl of all Christian 
graces, may burn with undimmed lustre in our hearts, 
and in the hearts of our posterity ; thereby subserving 
to the advancement and perpetuity of our spiritual wel- 
fare, which may fiaallv redound to the eternal salva- 
tion of our souU, is the prayer of a young brother in 
Tiie Fraternal Bonds of 1'eace, 

P. & NEWCOMER. 

h'ui- the (.'mnj iini'm. 

Tht Noooinl Advent ol I'liiisl 

•• I dI o ill' in iii.it looli iin Hi! ball lie »ppi ; 
wlthent tlA unto Saltation." Ffeb.V: 28. 

The expectation of any important event general 
dueea Inlereet and excitement. [| cue with the 

.l.ws when they were slaves in Egypt, and 
deliveranee, and to I ed in i n of the 

Holy Land. The same i manifested when 

captives in Babylon. The first advent of Christ 
announced Immediately alter the fall of man 

Objcot of special interest toaugela and U) men. \li a 



ham looked forward and rejoiced to see that day, and 
by faith he saw it and was glad. Kings and prophets 
desired to see the fulfillment of that great event that 
Cod had promised, since the fall of man. 

When we turn, and look forward to the second ap- 
pearing of Christ, we see it will be one of the most im- 
portant events in the fulfilment of the sublime plan of 
human redemption, and full of interest to both saints 
and sinners. It ha3 ever been represented so by the 
sacred writers ; an event earnestly desired by the 
righteous ; but one that is terrible to the ungodly, who 
have, during their career of inljuiry, a ' ; fearful look- 
ing for of judgment." 

The subject of the text is, second advent of Chr 
The certainty of his coming is established; first — by 
reason and conscience. Cod i3 the moral governor of 
the world, and all creatures are responsible to him. 
Therefore he that made as, and governs us, has a per- 
fect right to summon us to give an account of our ac- 
tions or deeds done in the body, and too, at the time, 
and in the manner which his infinite wisdom may de- 
vise. 

The justice of God is not wholly displayed in the dis 
pensation of things in the present state, for the righ- 
teous who are the excellent cf the earth, are afflicted, 
while wicked men generally prosper. Yet the con- 
sciences of all point to a future state of righteous!. 
See the consternation and dread of Belshazzar. and 
Felix, of old. 

Secondly : By the uniform testimony of tht S 
tures. 

t'^noch predicted it, when he said : " Behold the 
Lord cometh with ten thousand of his Saints, to execute 
judgment upon all." Abraham reasoned about it, dob 
rejoiced in the hope of it. The psalmist so beautifully 
and sublimely described it, and the Savior comforted 
the hearts of his disciples with it when he said : " I go 
and prepare a place for you, I irill come again, and re- 
ceive you unto myself; that where I am, tin re you i 
be also." And after he rose from the dead he i 
forted them with the glorious thought of his second 
coming, and that he woui r them as | 

Is, to inhabit the eve lasting mansions that arc 
made without hands, eternal, in the heavens. \_'ain, 
. he ascended, the beloved d: 

nt up, 
I by them in white which 

- :\ 1, J i . . I I i L'.ilee, \\ [ng Up 

heaven ! Thi ' . which i 

into heaven, 
i in go ii 

ritt will 
'• With 
le.t then c m ■ u n. [n 

>k on him tb< 
was mad 

. with the human 
familv. through the cii cm 

ed with an humb'e It ' 






will 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



in the flesh ; be was subjected to poverty, hunger, thirst, 
fatigue, reproach, and persecution. Tlien he " made 
himself of no roputatation," that he might " bear the 
sini of many." lie will not come again to he mocked, 
and set at r.aught by Herod ; nor to bo buffeted and 
trged, and Bpit upon, and crowned with thorns. Ha 
will not ■ jj xate sin u ■without fin " or (without 

a sin off 

At his first appearing the gui^t of man was charged 
upon him as upon a surety who had "undertaken their 
cause. " God laid help upon one that was mighty ;" 
and therefore he " bear the sins of many ;" " he who 
knew no sin was made sin," (a sin offering,) " for us ;" 
" lie boar our sins in his own body on the tree." But 
the sacrifice once offered for the sins of many, will for- 
ever perfect them that are sanctified through tho truth, 
and therefore, " there remaineth no more sacrifice for 
sin." Hie demands of Justice arc satisfied, and hav- 
ing suffered the penalty of the law once for sin, he 
dieth no more. The agony of soul, and bloody sweat 
of (iethsemane, will trouble that living form no more. 
The ignominy, the shame, the bodily and mental pains 
of ( alvary's cross, he will endure no more. lie cried : 
" it is finished." 

Tlic second advent of Christ will be magnificent and 
glorious,. More glorious than the return of the mighti- 
est conqueror from the field of triumph ; or the procla- 
mation and coronation of Kings and Emperors. These 
occurrences are but faint emblems of " the glorious ap- 
pearing of the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ." 
It will be magnificent and glorious as to Ilk person. 

Then he will be admired : (2 Thes. 1 : 10.) " When 
he shall coino to be glorified in his Saint3, and to be 
admired in all them that believe." lie will not appcan 
tben as the subject of poverty, and lassitude, and con- 
tempt; " having no form," etc. ; " His visage so marred 
more than any man's;" but he will come "with power 
and with great glory." lie will come with all theglory 
of his perfection shining brighter than ten thousand 
suns ; lie will come with the glory of his spotless and 
exalted humanity, and with all the glorious majesty of 
his divinity, lie will appear as a king, with a retinue 
of " mighty angels." If, when the law was given at 
Sinai by the ministration of angels, the fire and smoke 
so filled the people with awe and dread, what will be 
the manifestation of the Son of God, when he shall 
come in the glory of his Father, and of all the holy 
angels, as a mighty conqueror, to judge the world in 
ri"bteousncss ? How great must be the emotion of 
the countless millions that will be summoned to stand 
before the bar of divine justice, to be judged by the 
michtj I'rince of Salvation, in accordance to the word 
of Fife. 

The advt nt of Christ will lc gracious ; ' unto salva- 
tion." He will come to redeem their bodies from the 
grave ; the resurrection of the body is so abundantly 
taught in the Scriptures, and confirmed by the rcsui- 
rection of the body of Christ, and those of his Saints, 
that arose at his resurrection, and went into the holy 



city, and appeared unto many, that it seems to be a fact 
beyond contradiction. 

Until the resurrection of the body the enemy of 
Christ will not be completely vanquished ; but that event 
will destroy death, and him that had the power of it, 
even Satan. Then shall the Saints be rescued from tho 
iron bars of the tomb, and rise into immortal health 
and beauty ; and they shall be subject to sin. and deuth, 
and corruption no more. Blessed hope indeed. 

Having raised the bodies of the righteous, they shall 
he gath* n d to his right hand as the sh< ep vf hi.< fold ; 
as the " blessed" of the Lord. They were dear to God 
from the foundation of tho world ; dear unto Christ 
when he suffered and died on the oross ; dear unto him 
when he appeared before tho throne of our heavenly 
Father to intercede for us ; and they shall be dear to 
lain when he appears to judge the world in righteous- 
ness. They are lm lambs, and not one of them shall 
be lost ; they are his children, and not one of them 
shall perish ; they are his jewels, and they shall be all 
made up, and fixed upon his mediatorial diadem, to 
shine to his glory for ever and for ever. They shall 
be acknowledged and acquitted by Christ before as- 
sembled myriads. However despised on earth they 
may have been, the Judge will not there be ashamed to 
call them Brethren. Although many charges may have 
been brought against them by Satan, by men, by con- 
science, and by the law, as a broken covenant of works, 
there will be no charge heard to the prejudice of the 
faithful in that day. They will be pronounced righ- 
teous through obedience to the law of life. 

Then the righteous Judge will admit them to an 
eternal heaven, as the last intended item of salvation 
carried into execution. For God has prepared them a 
city, an inheritance eternal in the heavens, where •' eye 
hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into 
the heart of man, the things which God ha(h prepared 
for them that love him." No earthly pencil can fully 
delineate the joys of that heaven, which God has pre- 
pared for them that arc worthy of immortality and 
eternal life. 

Blessed be God, our heavenly Father, there will be 
no enemy coiled under the flowers of Paradise : nor 
funeral mound to disturb the smooth surface of that de- 
lightful field, where all is love, joy, p.«aee and happi- 
ness mingled with eternal life. God made it for a peo- 
ple redeemed, and adapted it to their wants, with 
elements of eternity for an everlasting joy. 

Hence this heaven prepared by God himself, exceeds 
the eloquent description of man or angels ; its materials 
we canuct explain, or duly illustrate ; deathless harps, 
golden pavements, walls of crystal, emeralds, rubies, 
amethyst ; towers and domes fused in a burning sky ; 
like a pageant of clouds in red repose ; the presence of 
Christ, the society of saints and elect angels, che vision 
of Godj the well remembered way, the seven-fold 
thundering hallelujah, il the Lord reigneth forever and 
ever. JONATHAN MYERS, 

Antioch, Cal. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 






MISCELLANEOUS 

Xo Time to Pray. 

No time to pray ! 
O who so fraught with earthly earo 
A not to give to humble prayer 

Some part of day / 

No time to pray? 
What heart fo clean, fo pure within 
That nuclei h not 69/110 chock from hiii — 
LB not to pi 

Xo time to pray ! 
•MM each dny's danger, what retreat 
More needful than the mercy scat ( 

Who must not pray I 

No time to pray ! 
Must rare or bnelneer urgent 'all 
So preea us as to take it all 

Each Bassiag day 1 

No time to pray ! 
Then sure your record falleth short ; 
Excuse will fail you as resort 

On reckoniug day. 

What thought more drear 
Than that our God hi- face should hide, 
And Bay through all life's swelling tide, 

No time to hear ! 

Cease not to pray ; 
On Jesus as your All rely ; 
Would you live happy, happy die 7 

Take time to pray. 



What are You l>oin- Tor Jesus 

II irk ! the voice of Jesuit, exyl 
• "Who will ^<o and work to-day ! 
Field! are white and barreatB waiting, 
Who will hear the sheaves away P* 

If you cannot cross thcocoan, 

And the heathen lands explore, 
You can find the heathen pea 

Y'ou can help them at the door. 
If you cannot give your t ( 

You can give the widow's mite ; 
And the hast you give for Jeatu, 

Will he precious iu his 51 

If you cannot fipeak like any 

If you cannot preach like Paul, 
You can tell the love of Jtasus, 

You can saT "He died lor all." 
il you , ttnnol ,<<■<— m- f 

u Hi. 1 it'd dread 

You i:m lead the little children 

To tho Bavior'ti wait 

One hear you idly saying, 
"i here ig nothing lean do;" 
While the houl* of men are d- 



An niij-.'l'H harp requires an an-M's 
touch 

Flattery is more mask- 

ed tb'nta barefaced 

Hunger for company i •■ keen; bul 
must be discriminating 

XrouWttH arc like bab 1 
r bj nur 

Old men arc wo wed down ; bat buv 
bite me cradled. 

.M.w\ peoplodropo loar .11 din 



who would do better to drop a 
perlca 

The weights of the world : "The 
balance of power," and *TOe scales of 

justice. - ' 

Tut; tongue is enclose! by the 
as with a wall ; and guarded By the 
lips it.- w ::h sentinels, bo that it he not 
Buffered to run wild; 

An Ohio journal pointedly remarks 
that "every cord of wood given to the 
poor will be so much fuel saved from 
i the next world. - ' 

To think kindly of each other is 
good — to speak kindly of each other 
is better — bat to act kindly towards 
another h best of all. 

Tut: moment man gives way to in- 
ordinate desire, dis<e arid tor- 
ment take possession of })'■< heart. — 
The proud and covetous are never at 
rest ; but the humble and poor in spir- 
sess their souls in the plcntitude 
of peace. 

.Many attempt to cover their abom- 
inations with the pretense that they 
mean well ; but they will learn at the 
ju&gment that nothing will find 1 
Lanoe w ith Gtod bbt doing well. 

Many Christian- :, arc 

like chesnuts — very pleasant nuts, 
I nit enclosed in very prickly burs. 
which need various dealings of nature, 
ami her grip of fro.-t, before the 
■ d. 

Pi: SAMlF.l. JOII* - that the 

learned man is not he who knoi 

who 
khOVS tin' largest number of re. 

n a few fact*, and i- be I able 
to indicate how tin v may he u-eftillv 

employed in practical life. 

"bolt TIM 9 I 
1 looker u- .d no oth- 

er motive fur being religious, 1 would 
1110.1L 1 of the 

f my iwiili, /-, tba 

• • her 

A v humble man is lil. 
the more full of fruit the branch! 
the lower tle\ I , 

"Through much fr 

enter into the ! 

111 v i'.i \ 1 ii \ \i .-. 'hint: 

ean be 
•a tbe The oh 

ruling few, 11 1 
rnuny, all in th 

combined to patronize vice and 
n their v. id.' ( -;.' 

< '11. 
the death of the Aged wido* of lb- 
Baldwin, of Boston, a friend, in 



versation with her, with reference to 
her departure 1 the 

chief attractions of heaven, t. 
would ti r husband. "I 

.-hall see Chj ' was ber instant 

reply. 

"I am pa.-t ;. :i old 

lady to her minis : 
my day?, but I ca 

; are doing a great deal of _ 
said the mini 5 help me to 

preach every Sabbath." 

Of course Bbc : y much 

sed. Help her minister preach 1 
•'Why. how I" 
"Jn l ii- aid, he, "you I 

Lurch, and 
that helps me. In the second place, 
I often - do\\ n your 

checks, and that 1 very mm 

About Hatixc;. — Hate not. It is 
not worth while. Your life is not 
long enough to make it pay to cherish 
ill-will or hard thoughts towards any 
one. "What if that man has cheated 
you or that woman played fa' 
What if this friend has forsaken vou 
in the time of need, or that one having 
won your utmost confidence and your 
warmest love has concluded that lie 
prefers I a as a stranger ? 

What difference will it make in a 

s, w hen you go home to the 1111- 
overed country / All who 11 
you ill now will lie sorry for it th 
than you, even in your .. 
appointment ami grief eat) he. 
A few more smile-, a few more . 
•• pleasure, much pain, a little • 

and worrying through 
the world, some hasty greet in 
abrupt farewells, and our plays will 
be played out, and the injurer ami in- 
jured will fan led away, and ere I 
forgotten: I 
• 



a Becret worth kuo\. 
Ing forward to 
I ■■•. hat I ! 

take the daily 

onr Ih 
happy whi 

I 

■ 

r " 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Plain P wm MH, 

1. >rd, the preaclior this day came 
home to my bel L A leftduu 
(Jibeonite hit not the mark more 
surely than he my darling sins. I 
could find no fault with his sermon, 

ve only that it had t< o much truth. 
Bat tl lis 1 quarrelled at, that he 
went far from his text to come close 
N to me, and so was faulty himself in 
telling me of my faults ; and yet I 
can ii" f dent that which he spoko, 
though nothing to that portion of 
scripture which lie had for his text, 
was according to the proportion of 
scripture. For i' not thy word in 
general the text at large of any 
preacher ? Ygca, rather, I should 
have concluded that if he went from 
his text, thy goodness sent him to 
me ; for without thy guidance it had 
been impossible fo. him so truly to 
have traced the intricate turnings of 
my deceitful heart. 

— •■•• 

Many ways of'Dciiyiug < luisi. 

Bishop llebcr said: "It is a fatal 
mistake to sappoee that there can be 
no apostasy from Christ, where we are 
not absolutely called on to deny bis 
name, or to burn incense to an idol. 
Wo deny our Lord whenever, like that 
Derosa, we through love of this pres- 
ent world, forsake the course of duty 
which Christ has plainly pointed out 
to us. We deny our Lord wdieuever 
we lend the sanction of our counte- 
nance, our praise, or even our silence, 
to measures or opinions which may 
be popular or fashionable, but which 
W8 ourselves believe to be sinful in 
themselves, or tending to sin. We 
deny our Lord whenever we forsake 
a good man in affliction, and refuse to 
give countenance, encouragement and 

support to those who for Cod's sake 
and the faithful discharge of their du- 
ty, are 1 to persecution and 
slander. 



discouragements, are probably Qod'a 
opportunities; audit's nothing aww 
that the patient should dislike his 
medicines, or any proof that they are 
poisons. No ! a trace to all such im- 
patience. Choke that envy which 
gnaws at your heart because you are 
not inthe same lot with others ; bring 
down your soul, or bring it up to 
Qod'fl will, and do his work, in your 
lot, your spline, under your cloak of 
obscurity, against your temptations 
and then you >ha!l find that your con- 
dition is never opposed to your good, 
but consistent with it. 



Qod'a IMun ol'Yonr Life. 
Never complain of your birth, your 

employment, your hardships; never 
fancy that you could do somotbing if 
you only bad a different lot and sphere 
1 you. God understands his 
own plan, and he knows what you 
want a great deal better than you do. 
The very things you most deprci 
as fatal limitations or obstructions, 
are probably what you nio.-t want. 
What you call hindrances, obstacles, 



God** Kindness. 

A lady in this city saw on the side- 
walk a ragged, cold and hungry little 
girl, gazing wistfully at some' of the 
cakes in the shop window. She stop- 
ped, and, taking the little one by the 
band, led her into the store She 
bought and gave her the cakes she 
wanted. She then took her to anoth- 
er place, where she procured her a 
shawl and other articles of comfort. 
The grateful little creature looked the 
benevolent lady full in the face, and, 
with artless simplicity, said : "Are 
you God's wife ?" There was no pro- 
faneness, but tender aud solemn feel- 
ing in the heart of this child, who 
thought of God as the kindest of all 
beings. 

♦♦ 

Free Seats.— "Carleton," the 
spirited correspondent of the Boston 
Journal, who has just returned from 
his journey around the world, says: 

"The houses of worship are iree 
all over the world, among all relig- 
ions, except Christianity : and of the 
three great divisions of Christendom 
— Roman, Greek, and Protestant — 
the latter alone adopt the exclnsive 
system, a system whose practical 
workings in our large cities, is to shut 
out from the houses of God, a large 
part of the common people." 
• • 

No vice more easily than lying 
stupefies a man's conscience. lie who 
tells lies frequently will soon become 
an habitual liar, and will soon lose 
the power of readily distinguishing 
between the conceptions of the im- 
agination and the recollections of his 
memory. 

Things should not be done by [ 
halves— If it be right, do it boldly .; 
if it be wrong leave it undone. 



Q i; K M A \ COLUMN. 

tidfyet jii Wort. 

OTatyer mein ©ott 511 bir 

Waber ui Xir ! 
I brant auit mein 2iua,e bier 

9M v et )u Xir. 
Iro|j attet lugfinab "JViu 

Soil Died tic Vojuna, ffiit : 
"Jiabcrmciu ©ott ;u Xir 
Wabcr 511 Xir! 

3?ridU mir mic 3accb bort 

W.irfu aud) herein 
5int id^ 511111 Wubeport 

9hir eineit Stein : 
3ft tod) im Iraum a 11 bier 

"Weill Sebncn fiir unto fur : 
91a bcr mcin Wctt 511 Xir, 

v .Ha bcr 511 Xir! 

fBo$l ;iebt'.j tiirdnvUtea Bank, 

Xer iGcii ijt ftcil j 
Dodj WUi v e 11 Xir ^cfvintt, 

Xicnt mir 511111 £cil. 
Xap id> mid) nidU verirr, 

Stufen tie (Sngel mir: 
Walter, mein Wott ui Xir, 

Naber juXir!— 

SBenit taint tic WadU verfcbivint't 

Sotttte mir febcint, 
Unt icb tid> nabcr fiitt't 

5U<< Id) gemeint, 
©au id^ mcin bethel bier 

lint jauebjefreutia. Xir, 
9labcr, mein (iiott ju Xir, 

91abcr juXir! 

Drum fente tvaijXu rciflfl 

jin Zefcen bier, 
SBirb iiuriiicin StanfcherfuQt! 

,,-liahcr ju Xir!" 
Unt fdjliegt mein gHfgerlauf, 

Sd}ttdttg idi micb freubia, auf 
'.Naber, mcin ®ott JU Xir, 

9<abcr ju Xir! !! 



9Rand>e, aujtatt tap flcbctriibtc See- 
fen bcniitlcitcii, macben fie ibnen nod) 
pormurfe. 3Rad)jl tu c>? aud^ fof 

(fin .^cuddcr ijt in tcr frblimmjtcn 
Sage iranit elnrt SRrnfdjrn auf (frtcit: 
gebafit »irb er »ou ber SBett ivea.cn fcU 
ue9 ©erenntrtlffeg, unt ge$a$t oon ©ott, 

tveil cr nid'to Better bat, ale fein 53e= 
fen lit 11 iff. 

SBer nod) nieelnen Jeinb oergejfen bat, 
tcr bataucb tie bod^i'tcit (Denuffl teo \'c- 
bend nod) nid)t gefojtet, 

< s Mucficlia,fctt ifl rin Stoblgerudj, ten 
man fiber Stnbtre nid)t leidu vrrbrciten 
faun, obne fidi felbft and) taunt \» be- 
.tliufcii. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



75 



Christian Family Companion 

Tyrone Vltj, P»., Feb. 1. IS7<>. 

Here wc arc again. Another paper 
is about being closed up, and no ed- 
itorial. Our readers will soon con- 
clude they might as well have no ed- 
itor, i'crhaps they have never ob" 
served that theCompanion, has no ed- 
itor. Examine it. On the titleyou 
find V>y II. it. iiolsiuger. In the 
prospectus we say : "is published by," 
&c. Though we do edit the paper, 
in some way. And just to show our 
readers that we are still "about," 
v;e shall drop an occasional note, at 
ica3t. 

* Not even our editorial notes have 
been up to time. The visits of sev- 
eral brethren have been almost un- 
noticed, We believe wo intimated 
that more would be said of brother 

try's visit, which has not been 
done ; and at this late hour we will 
only say that his discourse to u.i wa3 
highly interesting and edifying. One 
thing is worthy to be mentioned, and 
repeated ; that brother Flory preach- 
ed to a few of us, with the same ear- 
nestness a:id fervency, as cou'd have 
been expected if tho house had been 
full. 

« |fl the 21st ultimo, brother John 
Wi.-j pivaehed for us. and spent an 
afternoon, and the night with us. — 
liy a little more judicious adver- 
tisement wc gave him a bettor or at 
i.'ust a larger audience, whom he 
taught tho religion of Jesus in a 
practical and acceptable manner. — 
We regret that our editorial labors 
prevented us from enjoying his com- 

LV in private con. D to thfl 

fullest extent. 

We have made sevorai attempts 
du "::s, and each 

tt mo wero not allow d t I conclude 
mil' articles without In terra pi 
either I ttenesa of the hour or 

.ties of our cal ncc 

lirDther Sell has gone away 

.i entirely along. Tl boa 

iness li is b ' ii \ery throng. Our 

-r.lv in re- 



newing their subscription, thus throw- 
ing the heavy part of the work at- 
tending the making up of the new 
list, into the present year, and so 
adding at least forty percent to the 
;ary labor. Since the first of 
January we have been averaging not 
less than twenty-five letters a day. 
Some of these required more time to 
get to understand them, than it 
would have taken to attend to their 
business five times. Bui more of 
that at a more convenient time. 

The I'ious Yontli 
The PHHJS Youth for February 
will be ready in a few days, and will 
be sent to those whose names are on 
the list, as soon a3 ready. We take 
pleasure in sending it forth, believing 
that it will give satisfaction to it3 
readers. Among its contents will be 
found an orriginal poem, from a 
manuscript bearing the dace of 1691 . 
The January & February Xos. will 
be sent for 15cts. One dollar per 
annum. To Companion subscribers 
75cts. 



Tin' < ouipaniou and its Peculi- 
arities. 

We claim and adhere to certain 

peculiarities, which we think proper 

to define, fur the satisfaction of our 

;-, as well as for our own ad 

vant: 

1. We do not use tho title of 
"Kovcreiid" to any man. 

1. Books, chattels, and verses of 
Scripture, are indicated thus: 1 
Cor. 11:21, 89, which is read first 
Corinthians, 11th chapter and 21s1 
and 'J"J1 verses ; a colon (: ) alway 
■ the chapters and verses. 

W • do not i: ord "church" 

for ' 

IJr.'t! w ad ( 'hurcbj 

when oulv 

tO, We : 

r tho pbrasa 'Ha the ohuroh 

-• i >i- • i >■ i." d 
liraneh of tie- * liureli, but i I ftp] li 

cable to a districted territory of 



ing-house" or "congrega 

When we mean the whole 



country, as the Eastern District of 
Pennsylvania, the First District of 
Virginia, etc. 

In the obituaries the names of the 
deceased it set in capitals. The 
word "died" is omitted, as it is 
placed in the heading once for all. 
We desire to give the name, resi- 
dence, (congregation, county and 
»S'tate) and age of the departed. 
When the death occurs in the cur- 
rent year we omit the year date. 
:o: 

Krrors. 

We have already been informed 
of errors in sending out our paper — 
and also several in not sending it 
out at all — and, no doubt, others will 
yet come to light. Now we pledge 
ourself to make everything right so 
far as in us lieth, when we know 
what you want. If any of the num- 
bers are missing, tell what numbers 
they aie. and we are prepared to 
supply them. But don't say "last 
week's paper," or "this week ;" say 
No. 1, 3, 5, or what it may be ; and 
give your name and address an- 
dutibly- Do not say, address 
"same as before." And when you 
send pay, say by whom your paper 
was ordered. This is important, 
and if complied with in a!! c 
will save us much precious time. 

Answers to Correspondents. 
I ' \ vm OMSK. It is ull right on 
the books 

J i:- - /AiiKTii Passkth m , 

u.i- published in No. 11, Vol 

.J.J. I'.vi »n aciit. One dollar ami 
live- cents will pay to the end of Vol 6. 

B, Williams. David shindies sub- 
scription expires with Vol. 
inu r l" our books, and '.hey are believ- 
ed to be correct We have extended 

the time of KM' '. «:. 

du : nram The n 

has been received nil i 
Thank \ on fur tl.' "Wi 
We had ii"t Men it before. But it 

Dot compare with the 
Youth. One copy of the ) 
tains as much reading as bur of the 
"Well-Spring," at *» I 
Youth ought t" 1«- worth '. | 
.Id not i 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



NDENJ 

' 1 1 from 
' ,'« tkim 
red oh ȴcry commuti 

■ ith. Iiej6etcd commwU- 

•>.../. fmt >•, ,'nrtirrf. AV 
■u slauld be writ- 
' • :/te ihett only 

ther Henry t 1 ha>. a baafa laid 
up for tin- last week with u linn 
lli«- 1'ii.k. V\ liii I : • • . i\ id in an aeei- 

dent while repairing my engine. Hut 
I lliuuk God that it Ls not worse than 
it is. While lying on my coucli to- 
day, I took a .-date and pencil and 
posed tin' following rhyme : 

i\\NA VaN'S I.AN1). 

. brethren watch, from sin refrain, 
II your trust in Christ remain, 
Pursue him on the. narrow strand, 
Till you arrive in Canaan'.- land. 

Tlicre will tie Heavenly happiness, 

there will Uvc in peace : 
Hi that boid< out mitotic- 

iini will Uod a liks&ing send. 

«). think how happy we shall be, 
When '* i' ^liall Iroui oar sin? be tree; 
All pain, and sorrow, anil ili-t' 
Will there no more come nuto us. 

Goi*fl spirit there will reign with you, 
J I' yon will tie forever true i 
<>. what a happy little band, 
When we Shall meet in Canaan's land. 
II. II. AnNOi.n. 

Ihajton, Ohio. 

Prom Brotlger i>. D. Sell. 

N i;\v KviT.iti'iiiH:, I'a., ) 
Jan. 20th, lSTO. f 
1 last wrote from the Companion 
1 roin tlieuci' I returned home 
on tlic iijst Dec, and liad n meeting 
on tlie evening oftlie 1st of Jan , in 
the meeting-house at Duncansville ; 
also Sunday the -v.<\. Brother D M. 
nget preached, lie has charge 
of the elmrch at Duncansville, com- 
monly called tlie l'rankstow n GOBgre- 
i At this meeting two were 
baptized) which made my heart re- 
thev being brothers in the Besh. 
Then visited among my friends until 
h. Then went to the meeting- 
■ tn licnr brother John Wise 
preach, hut for reasons odkown to us 
he failed to come. So the work fell 
upon 08, which we tried to fill as best 
iuld, with good assistance from 
r brethren by my side 
Then totbe foth I spent in the neigh- 
borhood of my childhood. Many fond 
I the mind, of the 
ore, of which we will not now 
stop to repeat. 

< >n tin- morning oftlie 15th We start- 

« 1 all alone for Clover Creek lor 

■ -i known to myself I chose 



to walk. It rained all the time, hut 
Lo | must My word was there and 
1 must take it in, although 1 had a 
bad (rip. Winn I got there my joy 
■\ cot with the brethren, stop- 
ped with Dr. .J WengeTt. Being in- 
formed that there v. a- an appointment 

in the evening, 1 went to the meeting 
and found a congregation. Preached. 
Lodged with on:- aged co-laborer. El- 
der George Brumbaugh, who speaks 

mostly in the German, who gave us 
many words, of cheer. On the L6th 
had two meetings. Dined with (l. 
\V. Brumbaugh. Spent a short time 
with Elder John W. Brumbaugh, in 
pleasant and we trust profitable con- 
versation. Lodged with brother 
Wcngert, who is practicing the heal- 
ing art. Spent a pleasant night with 
him. lie was one of the number that 
went to the State of Missouri with us 
in '66, hut returned in same year 

Many thanks, brethren, for your 
kindness shown toward me during my 
stay with you. He who rewards 
good actions, down to a cup of cold 
water, reward you. 

Thence to Yellow Creek branch, 
Bedford county, on the 17th. On the 
evening of the ISth I was conveyed 
by my cousin, John Sell, to brother 
Daniel Snowberger'a Took supper 
with him, and conversed awhile ahout 
good things, and then went to meeting. 
Met a large congregation — large to 
what we have in Missouri. After 
meeting went with brother Leonard 
Furry, who spared no means to make 
as comfortable. 

On the morning of the 10th we went 
to the burying ground of the Brethren 
at this place. Saw entombed a dar- 
ling child of our brother Binard Rep- 
logle. and Bosanna his wife. I would 
say to you, brother and sister, Lizzie 
is "not dead but sleepeth" ; sleeps the 
sweet aleep in the arms of .Jesus. 
Many solemn thoughts passed my 
miud while standing at the grave of 
mj aged grandmother., who was well 

knOWU by many of the old brethren ; 
namely BARBARA RotK&Oi B- We 
tried to assist the brethren on this fu- 
neral occasion as best we could, being 
the first time J ever preached on such 
an occasion. Dined then with my 
young co-laborer. Samuel A. Moore. 
Spent the afternoon with him with 
pleasure and trust with profit Protti 
thetinor of his conversation I think 
D in build on him coming to the 
WCBt, to help to light the 1 nit lies there. 
I rather think he is bound for Nebras- 



ka. Had meeting in the evening; 
good order, and there seemed to be an 
interest manifested in the good cause. 
Thanks, brethren, for your kindness 
to me during my stay among you. I 
am now on my way to Snake Spring 
Valley congregation. More anon. 
Daniel D. Ski.i,. 



r.MoNYiM.K, Lava.") 
Jan. 23rd, 1870.) 

Brother Henry : The papers order- 
ed by me to the subscribers here came 
duly to band, and as ever was glad to 
hail their arrival, and to read with in- 
terest, and I believe with profit, the 
wholesome truths contained in their 
columns. And my humble prayer to 
Almighty God is, for his blessing to 
accompany the efforts of the Editor 
and all his contributors that each pa- 
per, and every column, may bo filltfl 
with wholesome matter, as directed 
by the energy of the Lloly Spirit ; that 
each reader's heart may be gladdened 
and to go on their way rejoicing. . 

I have been a subscriber since the 
beginning of the second volume. I 
have now four volumes complete, put 
up in book form, for which I would 
not take double first cost. There are 
many brethren that can not be influen- 
ced to subscribe for a religious paper 
though having their thousands at com- 
mand. Their general reasons as set 
forth are, that they then could not 
read the Bible. If such was correct, 
or based upon a correct basis, their 
excuse would be tangible : but reading 
essays, and examining sermons is 
what should, and will call for the de- 
tector, the Bible — the word of God. — 
I would be happy if our religous peri- 
odicals were in every family. Some, 
and many indeed, arc not able to take 
them and pay for them, but if the 
many that are able would take them 
it would enable our editors to furnish 
such. 

Joseph Zook. 



Indeed it would. If every mem- 
ber who can take the paper and pay 
for it, and ought to do so, would sub 
scribe for it. we could supply every 
member in the church who can not 
well afford to pay for it. We will 
risk to make such an agreement. — ED- 
ITOR. 



Brother Henry: On last Christ- 
mas brother Klais K. Buechly, Benja- 
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to Butler and Floyd counties, this 
state, and being informed of two mem- 
bers living in the north part of our | 
county (Black Hawk) we went that 
way. They received us kindly and 
we spent the night with them. We 
left an appointment for our return, 
and had a pleasant meeting, the first 
ever held by the Brethren in the place. 
As they could not hear the Brethren 
preach often, we advised them to take 
the Companion, from which they 
could obtain many a good and whole- 
some lesson of gospel truth, and of 
the order of the Brethren. 

Henry C. GfOTTGHTOOUB. 

* ♦ • 

Brother Henry : I notice the X. Y. 
Independent allows free discussion in 
itfl columns but prohibits personalities. 
I think it an excellent rule. There is 
nothing gained by personalities, and 
often much lost. It has killed the 
Church Union. It is the question we 
want discussed and not the person. 
Personalities arc out of order in de- 
bating societies, and I am not sure 
that they are not in newspapers. Let 
each one give his opinion freely, with- 
out any allusion to that of any other, 
and none of those unpleasant occur- 
rences will happen, and the Qonuaan- 
ion will be able to do more good and 
sacrifice no principle. 

In love, 

S. Z. Sharp. 



their day of creation for in that chap- 
ter we learn of what they were made ; 
Adam of the dust of the ground ; and 
Eve of a "rib of man." 

J. II. Roberts. 
Tt.uJaJI, Mb. 



Who are the Ilich. 

The question on Matt. l'J : 23, 24, 
"It is easier for a camel to go through 
the eye of a needle than for a rich 
man to enter the kingdom of God," 
has been asked twice, but I recollect 
no answer. We believe the Savior. 
But how much does it take to make a 
man rich 1 < 'annot some bro' or sister 
answer? It [0 an important QWeotieit. 
Here in Miama Co., Ohio, a man worth 
$l(to,oou would be oonetdared rich, in 
England or Gtermany, w here a few are 

rich and many poor, it may be dill'er- 

CD! H ANN A II K.NAI IT. 

< 'ovington, Ohio. 



When Ev<* w»* Created. 

In Companion, Vol 6, rTo 9, \Vm 
A. Baily asks the question, "did God 
create Bve before the seventh day ':" 
By reference t., <;. n, [i |-t. chapter, 
and l'7 : 2X and Hist verses, we cum 
elude that they ( A i lam and Bve) we ft 

created on the 6th da) >>i tbe ere it ion. 
The 2nd chapter of (J d not 

perplex our mind.-, anj In regard to 



About Fusliuj*. 

To Sarah RmiNOUB. Wc think 
that "but when thou fastest anoint thy 
head and wash thy face"' simply means 
to do as our habit is on other mornings, 
when we don't . intend to fast. The 
foregoing and following verses make 
it plain to my understanding. 
ing is a Christian duty. Some think 
we ought to fast from work, too, but 
this we cannot always do; but I be- 
lieve we should, when circumstanccs 
allow. jIannaii Knaitf. 

Covington, Ohio. 

Gleanings. 

I am glad to see that the Compan- 
ion is so full of original matter. It 
is indeed pleasant to see so many of 
the Brethren betaking themselves to 
their pens. I hope you will soon be 
so crowded with original articles that 
instead of diminishing you will have 
to increase the size of your truly use- 
ful journal. In all the affairs of life 
men are benefited by anexehaii. 
ideas Art, .-eience, and polities flour- 
ish mainly through the instrumentali- 
ty of the writers in the journals devo- 
ted to their interests, I think that by 
the same means Religion, too, may be 
benefited. Hoping for the mic<, 
both your Journals, and that God 
may bleSS the interests they sub-en e, 
I remain your brother in Christ. 

John \\ I'.irne. 



Broth* r Holsinger t I havi 
taking tbe < 'omoanion for i 

and am started into the secund I 

it mv duty be >hnw the paper to the 

brethren, and in doing bo 1 have found 
two who wish to subscribe, tad for 
whom find enclosed three dollars, and 

nam. S M \ n 



Thank wni, dear brother, foi 
aid. Li ever j Que of our subscribers 

would lake as much pains, our list 
w mild be more than doubled I 

influence, ami can do 
bingforn ^nd, breth- 

ren and slstl • - '. 
thing from e\ oi ber w 

m.w liiiui ibiug J on w ith n lii»t 



paper, at a reasonable price, and wc 
think you owe us a liberal support- 
If every one will feel that he 0W< 
little more than simply the subscrip- 
tion price, and would give us a little 
of their influence, applied after the 
manner of brother Aukerman, we 
would get along finely. Will you do 
it ? "We mean you ; you who art-just 
now reading ; you brother, you sister, 
who have not yet sent us a subscriber. 
Can you not now think of some 
who you think ought to take the Com- 
ion ? Reflect a l. .nd then 

go to work. We ought to have just, 
one thousand more subscribers to place 
us on good, living, working footing. 
If one-third of eur readers would each 
get one moro subscriber wc would at- 
tain that desirable point. 

Brethren and sisters are inviting 
us to visit them and preach. And some 
almost iu.-ist that we oughi to coi 
They want to bfeoom ally ac- 

quainted with us. Now we need scarce- 
ly say that we would love to comply 
with all such reques.1 • know 

they are intended for good; but wc 
would remind all that the aditsag and 
publishing of two papers reqaires la- 
bor, and attention ; and that tl ■ 
not be given while the editor and pub- 
lisher is traveling over the country. 

But if our support is such :. 
enable us to employ an e <rk 

or assistant, we may still hojx» to 
make some \ isits among tl o churcl 
\\ a expect to attend our m v. A iuui 
ting in the • and 

would very much desire whin 
w ay to \ Isil p"rr i 

und Illinois, uud ulbv t-|ici;u - 
with our brethren in lnwa \ 
which will materially depend tij 

shall be enah 

tute dor - VI 

or our busin, 

thin: 

ireS 



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we love to pay when we have the 
wherewithal. 

On THOUSAND 81 B8< &IBBR8 wan 

Wl. : ere Is one, two, .">, 10» 

20, of them f We will Bee. 

"Tlio Companion is a great deal of 
company to as, as we bardly ever 
to hear the Brethren preach. Only 
three of us In this neighborhood] The 
brethren have meeting abool it miles 
from bore, near Urban* We would 
be k1 ,1( ' 'f some of the ministering 
brethren would settle here, or at least 
give us a call and sec how they like 

oar country " J. K. Cullxr. 

li'i/ilnnl, Ills. 

Friend Henri/ : I will drop you a 
few lines from this part of the world. 
My wife takes the Companion, and 
looking over it I see in your State you 
have preaching every Sunday, and 
plenty of preachers. Why is it so? 
Are they afraid to leave for fear they 
cannot find the way baek again ! 
Down here we have no meeting. — 
There are three members here, and 
would like to hear preaching once and 
awhile. Is the church fulliling the 
commands : teaching all nations '.'" 
If mi, send pome preachers down 
here. They may do pome good hero 
:i- the so called "Brethren" havo not 

preached here. 

(Jf.mik.k IIipple. 

• m 

Middletotort, Montgomery Co., Mo. 

Pretty late Brother Henry ; but 
never too late to do good ! We are 
missing our weekly Companion that 
brings us messages from all parts of 
the Brotherhood. Our fireside seems 
to whisper into our cars ; why spend 
ye your time idle ? We can truly say 
ii Isa welcome visitor in our little 
family. Never knew its value until 
of late sinee it has quit coming to us. 

.M KHAKI. 10.10IAN. 



That Iiuponter. 

Dear Urethra) : I wish to say, 
through the Companion's, little more 
of that "Imposter," of whom we have 
a notice in Vol. 6. 'No. 1. About 
the time of Now year I was on a vis- 
it to Brother lacob Berkey .«ear 
Goshen, Ind., and he told me of the 
circumstance of brother Levi Fry, 
of Pcnna. And as soon as I heard 
the description of said "actor," I 
• >] 1 Brother Berkey that that was 
6urcly the same man, who figured 



in our country a little over a year 
ago. A m&O fully suiting, the dc- 
tion given by the Peun. Breth- 
ren came to my brother's house 
(Peter Bong's) and gave his nail e 
"Bohr" sa\ ing he was a nephew to 
Brother F. P. Loehr of Michigan. I 
told him that Lcehr's name was not 
Bohr but Bochr so he showed me his 
pocket knife with the name Bohr in- 
scribed thereon. He said he was 
rich and had a number of buffalo 
robes and other goods at Kendall- 
ville. He started with me and my 
brother to the EL R. to go for Elk- 
hart, but in Sturgis, before wo took 
cars, our friendjwas missing and next 
day was back in the neighborhood 
again, and things of some value 
were missed at my brother's house. 
At Brother A. S. Keim's, and in 
Michigan at Brother Byters,hc gave 
his name Nisewander, and seems ac- 
quainted with nearly all the speakers 
among the Brethren. Of late I have 
learned from tho Ornish brethren 
that he also "figured" to such a de- 
gree among the Mennonites, and 
Ornish, that they advertised him in 
the "Herald of Truth," issued by J. 
J. Funk of Elkhart Ind. He gave 
himself as a collector for F'unk, 
and said he was the son of a Menno- 
nite preacher in Germany and be- 
longed to them, and gave his name 
Nisewander." And about six weeks 
ago, he was in Wayne co., Ohio, at 
old Mr. Plank's, telling them that 
C. Noffsinger, of Ind, had shipped a 
box of goods to his daughter near | 
Woostcr and they could just go and ' 
fetch it, without a word of truth in j 
it. Brethren beware of that man : , 
I have no good opinion of him. 

i;k< h l< >:•■ 

MoiKjoijiiiiiiini/. Ind. 

•♦ 

Ilrol/ier HfoUsingef : I have read 
all the numbers of the last Vol. of 
the Companion' kbi'tito of the pres- 
ent, but have not seen anything di- 
rectly from our neighborhood, so I 
thought I would write a few lines to 
let you know how we are situated. 
We are on the north boundary of Ba- 
Porte county, Iudiana, and an arm 
of the Portage Prairie congregation. 
We havo preaching every eight 
weeks, by elder Isaac Miller, of Poll- 



ing Prairie, and have had two added 
to our number lately, both of them 
;\s. We have but two brethren 
here, and ahout ten sister. I have 
been asking them to subscribe for 
the ' ion and Youth, and per- 

haps shall get some of them to send 
or I would pend for them if they 
would give me leave. I have often 
shown them our papers and they 
like them well ; the general hin- 
drance seems to be want of money. 
But we may soon gather the amount 
of subscription by saving the 'littles, 
such a.s pennies, &c.. and so always 
be ready when the time of subscrip- 
tion comes round. I have seen quite 
a number of names in the last vo'- 
ume that I am acquainted with, and 
was very glad to hear from them. 
If well, and pressing on to the "hi gh 
calling," it is a source of comfo rt ; 
if sorrowful, or cast down, I can 
mourn with them, for my lot has a 
been cast among the alllicted. 

Your sister in bonds of love and 
unity. 

RACHEL IIECKMAN. 
"■ Buffalo, Mu-h. 



Report ot Sunday School. 

We have had two terms of the Sab- 
bath School, at the Union cemetery 
school house, in the Conemau»h con- 
gregation. We organized May 22nd, 
1868, by electing C. P. B. Roberr-j, 
Superintendent ; David Ilildebrand, 
assistant Superintendent : .lohn J. 
Good Secretary ; Ephraitc Gochc- 
nour Librarian Wni. B. Gochenour, 
Treasurer. 

A few months after this organiza- 
tion our assistant Superintendent 
was called to the ministry. We 
then filled the vacancy by electing 
Isaac C. Bole. 

In the Spring of 1809 we reorgan- 
ized by reelecting C. P L. Roberts 
Superintendent, and Henry McCart- 
ney and lliraui Gochenour assistant?. 
The teachers were all selected by 
our Superintendent. The school be- 
ing perfectly satisfied that he should 
do so. Bast OhriMinas our Super- 
intendent. C. P. B. Roberts was ca 
ed to the ministey. We are perfect- 
ly satisfied with the eadingof both 
the above named although we are 
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the Superintendence. We think our 
school has been a success. It is call- 
ed the Brethren's Sunday School 
Nol. 

There have beon three others or 
yanized since, in this congregation. 
We are of the opinion that Sunday 
Schools are just the places to quali- 
fy pereons for any position that duty 
may demand of them. We hope that 
all the brothers and sisters may 
manifest an interest in the moral 
and religious cultivation of the 
youthful and rising generation. 
JOHN J. GOOD. 
Secy. 

Conemaugh, Pa. 



"Anoint Hi> bead and wash thy 
face." 

In reply to the request made by 
Sarah Ridenour, Number 2nd, page 
27. But thou when thou fastest an- 
noint thine head, and wash thy face." 
In the ancient Jewish canon annoint- 
ing was forbidden on days of 
fasting and humiliation, and hypo- 
crites availed themselves of this 
ordinance, that they might appear 
to men to fast. It was ancient custom 
among the hypocrites in that day. 
They availed themselves of that part 
of the command of our Lord. Our 
Lord cautions against this, as it would 
affect nothing by leaving the bead un- 
anointed, and the face unwashed, 
that thou appear not unto men to fast, 
but unto thy Father who seelh in se- 
cret and he shall reward thee openly. 
You can't affect anything by outward 
appearance with your unauointed 
head and unwashed face, for I see the 
intents of thy heart,, therefore anoint 

thy head and wash thy tare, and ili<\-> 
in thy ordinary manner, that thy in- 
ward man appear before God, as well 
as the outward man. The head and 
lace would look a little nu«re .-ad, but 
let thy deportment prove that thou 
desireet to recommend thy aou] to 

Qod ami not thy fare to man. 

A fast iu termed by tbo Greeks a to- 
tal ihttiooim 

Mien \t 1. Si OWMR. 

I> ir Jlrdlmr B»Uittgaf } I 

thought it not out of place to write 
a little for the Companioi% t knowing 
that 1 can make known through it 
our situation out in the far west, 
hero in Iowa. 1 came heir on the 
21st of October iSG'.t, with nine eth- 



er members among whom was broth- 
er Christian Long, an active minis- 
ter of the gospel, who undoubtedly 
is much known through the brother- 
hood. Also brother .lohn Diehl, a 
deacon, who is much loved for his 
golden character. We were not 
here long until we had a church or- 
ganization, which was accomplished 
with much prayer for God's love to 
be ever burning in our hearts, and 
that others may see cur good work 
and glorify our Father which is in 
heaven. There are about twenty 
members in this arm of the church, 
who manifest much love toward one 
another. may Ood's blessings 
ever rest upon this part of God s 
mora! vineyard, so that we may pros- 
per as a church, and God's work 
may go on. We have preaching 
every two weeks. Having no meet- 
ing house we occupy the Court 
House in Adel, and a school house in 
the country. Brethren desiring to 
move west will do well by coming 
here. We have a good country. 
Land can be purchased at very low 
prices. Now, brother Henry, if you 
think these few lines worthy of your 
columns you can insert them. I am 
only a babe in the Church, just four 
months o!d. I greatly desire the pray 
ers throughout the brotherhood, 
both for myself and the litt'e church 
here. 

Jacob G. Roland. 

Add, Dallas Co., Iowa. 



d I i : ip . 

We admit no poetry utuUr any eircunutan 
eet in connection xritU obituary notices. H> 
wish to use all alike, ami ice could not insert 
verses with all. 

( iin. t.i tila death by accident, hi Pc>: 
tomio county, Iowa, November 25ih. 

,1 A CO 15, sou of brother Thoina- l> 

aud glitter Susannah BROWN ; aged V 
11 mouths md 83 day*. Whll< 

g bis older brother, and uncle, iu load- 
lug a log ou a wagon with aklds, onooftks 

..ivr, and I he log fall UpOQ li 

killing li i in Instantly. But nun 

1 id Ihc realden - raudfatbi r, 

i Jacob Hessian, near i i liy, 

in. i., and Interred lo thai \ U li 

Brotnei Thoaaai D< Brown, father <>f lha 

died at bla residence In Franklin, !><•- 

cattir County, I" • 

ll\ r. i L. M. Ron. 

In tin- bonndl of Ih. Y.llo* ( : 
ira.lon, B. .tfor.l * .. . fa . J 

HI. Ill, a i. ..i It. ma 8HU1 M 

daughter ol John K., and >i-iu Barbai 
ler ; a| 

.: bj l Ik Hi 1 1 lit i n , to a vest ■uUU.'Ui < . 



Disease, Confinement. ITer baby went Its 
days previous to the spirit land, at the 
5 days. The subject of this notice was an 
amiable and obedient young woman. She 
lived in holy wedlock one year and fifteen 
days ; her ornament a meek and quiet spirit, 
but, with many, she delayed her eternal adop- 
tion. This should serve as a warning, sol- 
emn and impressive, to all in like circum- 
stances. Leonard, Fruity 

In the Conemaugh branch, Cambria coun- 
ty, Fa., January 83d, MARTHA, daughter 
of Elder Samuel and Sister Susannah BRAL- 
LIF.K ; agi 1 B y.ars, 9 months and 20 days. 
Funeral services by the Brethren, from P.i \ . 
14:lo, to a large and attentive congregation. 

( Visitor please copy.) 

STEl'UEN HlLDEBUANl). 

In Shade Creek branch. Somerset county, 
Pa., January 15th, of scarlet fever, ELIZA- 
BETH, daughter of brother Abraham and 
Elizabeth WEAVER; aged 3 years, 10 
months and 85 days. Funeral - 
Elder Christian Lehman and Joseph Berkey 
and the writer, from St. John 11:24 - 

Same place, January 17th, of scarlet fever, 
DAVID, son of brother David and Eli. 
SHAFFER; aged 8 years, 9 months and 83 
days. Funeral services by the same breth- 
ren, from 1st Thess., 4:13. 

Same place, December SB, lsi.'.y, of scarlet 
fever, MAKV ANN. daughter of brother 
Daniel and sister 8arah HOFFMAN j 
years, 11 months and 24 days. Funeral ser- 
vice by the writer, from 1st Peter, 1 

IIiuam MCB0feUC4.il. 

LIST OF MONEYS received, for subscrip 
tion, books, &c, 

■ BBtucky4A0, JOMeher 1.50, 

1.7.".. P M Snyder 8.78, BarveyLew- 

alien 8.85, 1) B T Bntterbangh l 75. R B Tny- 

[Or 1.50, John Mohler 1.50, LM Kol 
H Walker 75, John Shiek 1.50, D 
telhe'uner 25, Joel Younu 8.00, Lewis Kini- 
II. Nalhaniel Menil 1.50, Daniel Kel- 
ler 1.50, Win. li Landra 1.50, D K Ranklu 
3 00, KK Berkeyhile 1.50, 1)1. Miller 8.00 
Henry C Qoughenoar l 50, 8 \\ Bollinger 
16.60, BL1 '., J K 

Cullen 1.50, I .1 Iiarnhart 

» 1.50, P. K Wrlgl • 
0.50, I) PBtonfier 7".. Leonard Parry 7:., John 
T He-trick 1.50, ,i R Poglesoojrer ! 

Mohler 1 
l.l'li, .1 - • , A. 1". J. . 

M. 9,00, John 

McClintOok 18.15, <; Qibbh 

Miller 3.00, \ ! uk \\ ,!i 1.50. I- . . B 

\i I 'l i oa i 
Win S l'.v..n5 75, D K Pfoutl I 

V II. ling 11.50, 
Daniel Lajdli ll.OO, vi, |i 

Ashenl 
Benjamin Relish. , ■ ■ 



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\ IfONTHLT 1"' BLII 

tl« number, of the elan of persons 

ince. 
\ : : B.R. B Pa, 

S<-lioo! \otlee. 

a I ong the 

Instltn- 
l in the 
Church, and nftcr hai 

• breth- 
ren to ' ntloch, Ind., in Lai 

'deration, and to 
adopt i oansof making it a ■ 

J08EPH LEEDY. 
A LEEDY, Jr. 
Am 

DOTVS \V \f-HI\<;-MACHINE. 

1.ATI5I.Y Ml crt IVl'liOvr.D-AXIITIIENEH' 

UNIVEB8AX CLOTHES WUINt.KK. 

Improved with Rowel's Patent Doable -Cxig- 

. and the Patent Stop, arc now un- 

nuoMionabty far superior to any apparatus 

for was thes ever invi nted. and will 

save their coil twice a year, by Baring labor 
and cloth 

Those who linvo used them give testimony 
a- fallows : 

It is w orth one dollar a week in any fam- 
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In the laundry of my house there is a pej- 
petoal thanksgiving on Mondays for the in- 
vcmion. — /.'< e. T. L. 0k] 

Every week has given it a stronger hold 
upon the affections of the inmates of the 
Y. )". Obn 

friend Doty — Your last improvement of 
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thought more, of to-day than ever, and 
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After a constant use of the Universal 
I - Wringer for more than four ) 

our family, I am authorized by the po.vcrs 
that be, to give it the most unqualified praise, 
an 1 to pronounce it an lirli-,p"u.-.ible part of 
the machinery of bonse'-keeping, Our sex* 
have always been willing to use il. and 
have liked it." lletuy W'urd JJtceher. 

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price, w.i Extra 

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tbe money . wishes to return the 

:, after a mouth's trial 

ling to db 

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fifty-two days in the year, when- il -can bo 

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ml no injury to the garments, by a 

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rcquircmttUs ; that annui.' tin- arc Kail h. Ke 
petilancc, Prayer, Baptism by trine immer 
sion, K he Lord's Supper, tjie 

iruinanion, Charity, Non-ovivrorinlt} Io 
the world, and a full rc-imiatiou io tin 
will of God as he lias revcaJcd it through hit 
Son Jesus Christ. 

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TYRONE, PA. TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 1870. 



Numbeb 6. 



For the Companion. 
The Savior Comes. 
flow long, bow Ion; . till from on high, 

gloriont 
Will come, in tone.- a deny, 

He comes ! the" Bu -ior com* 

above and saints below ; 
geraphs qn high in robes of snow ; 
All in one grand transcended glow 
Will sing, He comes ! He coi 

Divinity's realm shall stand, art 
With ber glare as the lightning's dart, 
Shall perish and from earth depart, 
1 all proclaim Tie eon 

The groat day is haet'ning ; the li^ht 
Is dawning; glori : bright, 

The dawn that dispels that dark night, 
Abd ere long He will come. 



hor i IfttoM. 

I'liNoniiil Doctrine. 

that unsound doctrine is taught in 
present day to a greater extent than sound 
rine. It is getting to be the popular relig- 
ion lay. T , le is read in bo many 
different ways by men, and thereby they derive 
'the most erroneous ideas. The Bible is 
daily being more perverted. A misconstruction 
iven to nearly every sentence; "teaching /or 
doctrine the commandments of men." 

Look at tin ion ; now sadly it 

1 '•'• d and l ed b) t,,. n v\ lio 

J t - be e.\ pounders of the gospel in its prim- 
lav that baptism is not es- 
• "or not binding at the present day." — 
Others say it can be performed bj immersion; 
: pouting, or by sprinkling. Either wa 

Some denominations have it in their 
'l' 1 ' 1 "" '■ ne into the Church b\ 

baptism any way they wish to. And if they 
i to b r< c ived without baptism, they will 
receive them without it; leaving it to the die- 
to* ir c in i iencd. And when tl 
baptize pi i ons, the) baptize them because their 

are remitted, while the Bible .*.-.• 
to be baptized "for the n mission i I i 

nol ueh doctiin ,• above unsound ' 



How badly the baptism of Christ is misrepre- 
sented in some ot the Juvenile papers ; stating 
that Christ our Savior was in the river of Jor- 
dan, and John the Baptist was standing on the 
bank, at the edge of the water, with across in 
one hand, and a bowl in the other, and stooped 
down and dipped up water and poured it on 
Christ's head. And it was said by a certain 
minister that Christ was in the river of Jordan 
standing on a stone, and that John baptized him 
by pouring water on his head with a horn. This 
is another unsound doctrine which is taught by 
some of the great theologians. Oh, can it be that 
persons of so great intelligence will so pervert 
the Gospel, and thereby lead manv a poor - 
astray \ 

Pedobaptists claim that baptism takes the 

place of circumcision, and that sprinkling is the 

only true mode of christian baptism, winch are 

: two more errors in religion. Sprinkling i 

baptism is a fundamental error. It is unsound 

j doctrine. They, and many others, ar | on- 

j ly in catechisms, disciplines and ci What 

unsound doctrine is derived from Matl ID- 13 

—15; Mark 10: 13—16; Luke 18* 10—11; 

Aets 2: 38—39, to defend infbntbap 

in .John 3: 23, it is taught by many that the 

on John was "baptized in \< 
Salim, bi e iii-r th< re was mud 
ipply the multitud< 

of cattle they had with th in with k< 
in John 13: 8, where Jesus answers • V 
1 wash thee not thou bust ne part w ith me* 1 that 
he rejects immersion. Such as the above are 
some el' the unsound doctrines which I 1, 
bean! taught. Let us, my brethren, rejoii 
steadfast, immovable, ata j ibound in the 
work of the Lord," and not be ad of un- 

sound doctrine, lor unsound doctrine in relig 
is b 

1 .llbi 

Barryville, Ohio. 



Mi n n line liquor ; but lie- 



the compliment. 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMl'AKIUN. 



: 
H>d— ifm 
"Who art Mia lh»1 premmeth on thlm toml 

or why ilo^t thou vaunt Ihytelf on thine own tcqnlremeDta ?'' 

'l'lic lir<t ttt p inwards being wise, is to know 
that thou art ignorant ; and ii thou wouldst not 
be esteemed foolish in the judgment of others, 
off the folly of being wise in thine own con- 
ceit Asa plain garment best adorneth a beau- 
tiful woman, so a decent behavior is the greatest 
ornament of wisdom. The speech of a modest 
man giveth lustre to truth, and the diffidence of 
his words absolveth his error. He reheth not 
on his own wisdom ; he weigheth the counsels 
of a Iriend, and receiveth the benefit thereof. — 
lie turneth away his ear from his own praise, 
and believeth it not; he is the last in discover- 
ing his own perfections. Yet, as a veil addeth 
to beauty, so are his virtues set off by the shade 
which his modesty casteth upon them. 

But, behold the vain man, and observe the 
arrogant! He clotheth himself in rich attire; 
he walketh in the public street; he casteth 
round his eyes, and courteth observation. He 
tossetb up his head, and overlooketh the poor; 
he treateth his inferiors with insolence ; and his 
superiors, in return, look down on his pride and 
lolly, with laughter. He despiscth the judg- 
ment of others: he relieth on his own opinion, 
and is confounded. He is puffed up with the 
vanity of his imagination; his delight is to hear, 

! to speak of himself all the day long. He 
swallowetrf with greediness his own praise; 
and the flatterer, in return, eateth him up. 

I'or the Companion. 
••Holiness liecomedi Thy House Forever." 

This expression, from the lips ot the old 
lmist, David, from whom we are so frequent- 
ly refreshed by many expressions full of pathos 
and deep significance, comes to us with redoub- 
led force, when we see it verified by a personal 
confirmation in the person of Christ, who in the 
majesty of his power, walked into the temple at 
.J< rusalem, declaring to that people : "it is writ- 
ten, my house shall be called a house of prayer, 
but ye have made it a den of thieves." Truly 
the wrath of God cometh upon the children of 
disobedience, and upon all the workers of iniq- 
uity. I do not desire to admonish those of my 
brethren who may perhaps be my superi- 
ors in the advancement of a divine life, but 
whenever w< an evil among us I think we 



should feel it our duty to express our disappro- 

ion in that spirit of brotherly affection and 
that we should cherish for each other, de- 
siring continually to assist in promoting the 
welfare of the church and the advancement of 
Christ's kingdom. 

I have observed with feelings of regret, since 
my connection with the brotherhood, although 
an humble and perhaps unworthy member, that 
upon our assembling together for the worship of 
God, and especially upon the Sabbath, that af- 
ter the ordinary salutation, and the common ci- 
vilities extended to each other — grouped togeth- 
er around perhaps in the bouse, we find the 
character of our converse running into the com- 
mon channels of inquiry in regard to the past 
weeks avocations, as regards our prosperity, or 
our remorse over^adversity, as the case may be. 
Or perhaps our entertainment may consist in 
tickling our morbid sensibilities upon some 
trifling occurrence of no especial interest, Thus 
we often witness an exchange of experience and 
sentiment that never aspires above the groveling 
things of earth, that do not contain one spark 
of virtue of an ^elevating character.^Christ did 
not set apart that day for such purposes. How 
much better would it be were we to go quietly 
to our seats and commune with our own' hearts 
and with God, the aspiration of our souls aris- 
ing up toward his holy hill, in silent thanksgiv- 
ing and praise. Or let our exchange ol senti- 
ment and of inquiry be of a character that has 
a tendency to'elevate the soul, by assisting in 
building each other up in our most holy faith, 
and in the things that pertain to our spiritual 
interests, thereby enhancing the "prosperity' ol 
the church by dropping a word of consolation 
and encouragement to those who with us are 
traveling Zionward. 

Force of example Jjwill sometimes compel us 
to admire in others that which we do not so 
fully practice ourselves. Let us strive to imi- 
tate that which is good, and leave undone that 
which is not in accord. nice with divine ((aching. 

It would be'well for us on the morning of 
that day to call upon God to assist us in banish- 
ing from our minds all things (so far as consist- 
ent) pertaining to our secular affairs ; that we 
may glorify God in our bodies and our spirits 
which are his, in a manner that will prove ac- 
ceptable in his' sight; endeavoring to put on the 



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83 



whole armor of God. Also, we arc told to walk 
circumspectly, nor as fools, redeeming the time 
• the days are evil ; being careful not to 
have fellowship with the unfruitful works of 
darkness, but rather reprpve them. And then 
comes that beautiful and pathetic admonition, 
every word almost a treasure in itself, which is 
worthy of being inscribed in letters of livin°- 
• the tablets of our hearts : "Be ye 
ltind one to another, U irted, forgiving 

another, even cu God for Chr ike hath 

/'"' 119." It there is one passage of scrip- 

ture more pregnant with deep and grand sub- 
limity of character, it is this, couched in lan- 
guage so potent with all the fulness of the love 
of < aing up from the depths of that foun- 

tain which all the ages of eternity can never 
m, which will flow on in its undisturbed 
tranquility as long as eternal ages roll; as it 
; eth all knowledge in this world we will on- 
ly be made to appreciate its fulness when his 
ransomed family shall be gathered home to reap 
the full fruition of their labors; basking forever 
in the .sunshine of his presence, where our hearts 
and our voices may be blended sweetlv togeth- 
er in ascriptions of praise, honor, and 'dominion 
to his great and holy name. 
Oh, what a 

When every tribe and every tongue 
Redeemed by blood with Christ appear, 
And join in one full chorus there. 



soul anticipates :!,■■ day, 
Would stretch her mugs and soar away 
To aid tl ;,j bear, 

1 praise n ■ Redeemer there. 

_ _ p. s. Newcomer. 

Drum Drlnkfn 

To while away the moments to .some profit while await- 
the train, I will pen down afewtho | , stop- 
ping at tii.' V house, in the S. The I 

office and bar-room is one, - 1 I have an 
noticing the <• miing and going ofthe toper. II 

an Old man with totl 

clad in garments rather tl 

whiskey ; I ,],.,..,. 

trembling band grasp tbi cup Sited t.. the brim 

"'• raise n to bis lips and quaff* tho liquid tin 
hiagraj I brow l tuiuk ofhor wl, . 

. 

id for 

hi I kn ih • 

runk> 

Hen 

i ild as the 

.« \ | 



of his young aequaintances to come and take 

with him. The young man eel but the eara- 

fj' '•""■':f- of the other prevail, and up he co 

wn " pro nversation they take "a turn' 

gether. The middle aged man tab 
puts into Ins mouth a hu .,, , and 

comprainsof ','hard t ,, . mte 

young man, with a huge comforter throi , um ] 

fw neck and \ ■ he walks boldly np and 

lor drink; does not take more than half a glass of tb< 
stull. A, ho wall I think to myself, do his pa- 

»w that he drinks? Or did tl 
Mating bowl, by fii 
ips or letting him have the sugar in the ! , ftho 

toddy goblet f Or does thai young lady tl 
mm when .s him know be thus boldly drinl 

the village bar or dram s! JO p. Somethi 
to my mmj, "young man beware ; then 
eup, it lures those that tamper with it too often on to 
y, woe and destruction; It is the great monster that 
at first excites, then intoxicab at last i 

body, and soul. The only safe plan, my dear 
readers, is to "touch not, taste not, and handle ' 
unclean thing." Let once loom up before vour I 
tae ghostly visage ofthe drunkhard. the broken h i 
ed mothers and wives, the desolate 

because of the evil of dram drinking, an I I 
you will sign the pledge, not of as 
ign a pledge with 
and then determine you will be a man and 
and you will look back with plea- vou ' 

■ive, fee the iliy when yon jaid (with a . 

ler) yon wii! no more drink rum 
Bake of drinking 

solve, my dear young, friends. tVhea yonng II 
the enticing bowl, but thanks to God I 



and 

and my God. But I had 

•i, but now it is past, i | 
now I have a perfect abhorrci 
young friends • of the | 

would an adder. 
1 

sure 

I 
— «• - • ■» — ■ 
Oui 

— - | . ... - 

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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPAMON. 



lion. 
Let llio Pesee of«;o«l rule in our Heart*. 

I tinued. 

It is precis* ly from this point that the myste- 
ry of godliness discloses to our view its mani- 
fold beauties, which in their turn charm us 
with the discovery of the 'secret of the Lord.' It 
is by erecting our telescope from this platform, 
and commencing our studies here, that we nev- 
er hesitate as to the quarter into which we 
should send our affections and our trust ; or as to 
the path in which we ought to walk. Here, 
having taken a sublime observation of God, we 
at once move lorward, and have gone far on 
our way ; while those who have started from 
other points ol inquiry, stumble, and loiter, and 
never attain. .Religion in the abstract has its 
beginning in God, It is in vain for us to at- 
tempt getting near to God otherwise than from 
this peace as the centre of attraction. Is success 
in reading possible so long as the alphabet is 
unlearned 1 Common sense says no to this que- 
ry ; and so it does also to this — can any of us 
become and continue a christian if we forget the 
God of our salvation, or if we go out to the 
practice of the great ethics of the gospel from 
any other centre than the peace ot God in our 
hearts'? Every one of the former class fails, be- 
cause they have not the peace of God ; they set 
out, but from a centre — not from the conviction 
that God's peace is the alpha of living religion. 
Let us see then that in this respect we give to 
the peace ot God the rule in our hearts, by com- 
missioning all the thoughts thereof to go out 
from under its meridian light. This is to begin 
at the beginning ; this is to transcribe the very 
letters of our love into every lesson of holy wis- 
dom ; this is to put the elements of our religion 
into every work of the affections; this is to 
open up the fountain of God's love and power 
upon the outgoings of the inner man, and to se- 
cure for us all, whithersoever we may be going, 
the strength that is in the Almighty arm. We 
restimate the moral mightiness that 
is in religious principle, that all we think, do, 
and say, should in the very embryos of every 
thought, deed, and word, be placed under the 
attractions of this ruling power, seeing that 
therehj tfa piritual life are implanted 

in every one of US, and that therefrom we re- 
• .it centripetal power which regulates our 

. ird rnoi until we are found rejoicing ( 



in the peaceful bosom of the father of lights. 

The peace of God rule*., when it is made the 
pattern alter which the heart is conformed. We 
commanded to be 'followers of God as dear 
children,' and also to "let the same mind be in 
tis that was in Christ Jesus." Such injunctions 
arc very comprehensive. They take in the 
wide range ot all that is lovely in the divine 
character, and imitable in Christ's. 

The injunction of the apostle, stands in con- 
nection: 'put on,' he exhorts, 'as the elect ol 
God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercy, kind- 
ness, humbleness of mind, meekness and long 
suffering, forbearing one another, and forgiving 
one another.' This beautiful exhortation is then 
wound up with an appeal to the peace of God, 
as that which ought to rule and govern us in 
the cultivation of such religious virtues, or as 
the great example according to which in our prac- 
tice, we should be conformed. 

Now, a peaceful temper is placed high in the 
Bible. The peacemakers are said to be blessed, 
and they are called "the children of God." To 
be consistent, then, with our filial relationship 
to God, as the God of love and peace, we must 
be the children of peace : cherishing towards 
each other the kind, forbearing, and forgiving 
temper which God has manifested toward us. — 
Tempers of an opposite character cannot dwell 
in justified and pacified bosoms — cannot rule 
where the God of peace reigns. Being at peace 
with ourselves, and especially with God, our 
natural propensities undergo perpetual chasten- 
ing and discipline from the meek and lowly Je- 
sus. To be of a bad and quarrelsome temper is 
still to be under the dominion of sin : to be un- 
charitable, and selfish, unforgiving, and reveng- 
ful, is to be the child of passion and the slave of 
sin. Hence these things cannot give any per- 
manent character to us who are more or less un- 
der that charity which 'suffereth long and is not 
puffed up ; and is kind, which envieth not, 
vaunteth not itself, which doth not behave itself 
unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily 
provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth not in in- 
iquity, but rejoiceth in the truth ; which bear- 
cth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all 
things, endureth all things.' All this is true in 
reference to our beaming towards our fellow-crea- 
tures, but emphatically true when towards our 
brethren and Asters in the Lord. "Behold how 



Christian family companion. 






good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell 
together in unity,' was the testimony of Godli- 
ness under the old dispensation ; and 'behold 
how these Christians love one another,' exclaim- 
ed they of the fulness of the times ? And is it 
not most fitting that all we of the household of 
faith should be also of the family of peace and 
love — that every one of us should be beautiful, 
and a characteristic illustration of the Savior's 
school of kindness, so that when reviled, we re- 
vile not again; when smitten on the one cheek, 
we turn the other also ; when compelled to go 
one mile, to go two ; when sued for our coat, to 
give our cloak also." Yes "we the children of 
this peace love our enemies, bless them that 
curse, do good to them that hate, and pray lor 
them that despitefully use and persecute us." 
It is our high distinction to forgive our breth- 
ren who offend us, not for seven times, but 'un- 
til seventy times seven.' And it is our pre- 
cious privilege thus to pray, 'forgive us our sins 
as we forgive those that sin against us.' Here 
is the wonder how we can manage to keep our 
hearts and minds in such an equable, tranquil, 
and charitable condition, with suck an infirm 
nature, and in such a tormenting and provoking 
world as this. Let the wonder cease in con- 
templating the rule of our faith and the peace of 
God in our hearts. It is variance with God 
that certifies quarrels among us. While not 
reconciled to God, we will not be reconciled to 
one another ; but when we accept of God's mer- 
cy, we are both disposed and qualified to show 
it to others, for, whatever other prescriptions 
moral physicians may give our vile tempers, this 
is the only one that is effectual. Be at peace 
with God first, and peace with all men follows. 
The gentle and forgiving spirit is just a copy of 
redeeming love. Let us then pray that 'the 
God of peace, who brought again from the dead 
our Lord Jesus Christ that great Shepherd of 
the sheep, through the Mood of the everlasting 
covenant, may make us perfect in every good 
work, to do his will, working in us that which 
i.s well pleasing in his Bight, through J 

( Ihrist our Lord.'' 

In making 'the peace of God our pattern we 
feel om and* t powerful obligation 

pri ;k-1i tlic glad tidings of salvation to the \% 
world. \ 1 11 we have fell to lie so pre< 
all men nerd; and whal has been bestowed upon 



us so freely, we will freely give. God loved the 
world — so do we. God so loved the world as 
to give his only-begotten son to die for the sins 
of the w 7 orld, and we so loved the world that 
we engage in every proper enterprise for the dif- 
fusion of the glorious intelligence. AVI. at God 
has done in finding a Savior for all men, we 
cannot do ; but we can and we do offer that 
Savior to all the ends of the earth. Our love to 
the lost of our race is quickened and enriched 
by our own delightful experience of our heaven- 
ly father's mercy ; and what we have found to 
be so sweet, we desire to share with the rest of 
the family of mankind. Thus we do not in the 
strict sense of the word become Saviors, yet do 
we continually carry the Savior with us, and 
thereby shed the blessings of our redemption on 
everv hand. And this is because we wish to 
please God. To please God is our highest at- 
tainment, and we know that the surest way to 
do this, is to carry out God's merciful designs 
on our fallen world. AVe are certain to please 
God if we let God's peace rule our hearts, and 
to accept him upon the terms of the gospel. 

Xow my dear brethren and sist( -rs, has the 
peace of God ruled our hearts the past year. If 
not, O, let us try by the help of the Lord to 
let God'- rule our hearts in tie- year 1870. 

We now have seen the commencemi mi of anoth- 
er year, but whether we will live to the end of 
it is only known, by him who know- .nl things. 
Let us have the peace of God to rule cur pens 
when we write lor the Companion; let it rule 
our thoughts, our words, our tongue.-, ourheai 

our whole inner and outer mi ^nd let 

live in peace with one another, and a'., ve all 
us be at peace with God our he:.'. 
who loves us bo dearly, when we It hi- peace 
rule in our hear'-. M to live 

in his peace, and to die in his 

God in ] in h ■ mj 

M..\ 

A. J. CORRELL. 
Rom* ■ Tenn. 

ttPATHY. — It is a mutaken id< . inli- 

. 

der regard lor the fe< Hugs and inl I oth- 

and unmanly. \ iblo 

to sympathy claim 
bnv man. 



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lor the Companion. 
On the Death ol the Uighd-ons. 

MK OOMFOBT OF A BEBBATED RISTKK. * 

1) l.l feel to address a few lines to 

i, through the Companion, to your comfort, 
loing I may comfort others, who, like 
yourself, in the pasl year, have taken the last 
-. upon the cold and icy n mains of a loved 
one. But just let me ask the reader, whoever 
you are, whether professor or non-professor, have 
>od by the bed-side and witnessed 
the death of a true and humble Christian ? If 
you have, have you not beheld in him, in that 
hour, such a peace within, that all his earthly 
friends, lior the world cannot give 1 ? have you 
not beheld such a composedness and tranquility 
in the hour ol his departure, while the spirit is 
yet struggling to be freed irom the body of clay 
in which it lias been incarcerated, that you have 
felt, "O, let me die the death of the righteous, 
let my end be like his." What but the precious 
promises contained in the "glorious Gospel of 
our blessed Lord and Master," can support, com- 
fort, and animate the soul at such a solemn pe- 
riod. When the world with all its ties and al- 
lurements is rapidly receding from our view, and 
the brittle 1 thread of our existence, which binds 
us to earth, is about to be severed, and while 
weeping friends and loved ones are silently 
watching our last agonies, and with all tender- 
ness and love are moistening our parched lips, 
or removing the clay cold sweats from our fore- 
head ; and in the midst of all the sufferings of 
our now wasted fabric, to feel a holy calm with- 
iv. s evidence to the support of one who has 
promised to all his true and faithful children, 
ver to leave nor forsake them." '"Yea," 
faith the Psalmist, "though 1 walk through the 
valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no 
evil, for thou art with me ; thy rod and staff 
comfort me." 23 : 4. 

Thus supported by the presence of the Savior, 
our dear departed brother exclaimed in the im- 
: te prospect of his departure: "my pros- 
pects are so bright, not a cloud intervenes be- 
tween me and my Savior." On seeing his corn- 
ion weep, he said : "don't weep for me, I am 
only going home to that beautiful city, who 
builder and maker is (Jod, their to enjoy the so- 
ciety of the blessed, and join in the song of all 

*8 c oMtuary notice on page 05. 



the redeemed." In all his sickness, and much 
Buffering (which was for several months) not a 
word of complaint escaped his lips, he bore all 
his pain and suffering with truly christian forti- 
tude. 

I low dreadful odious must sin be in the sight 
of God, when even bis dearest children suffer so 
much in consequence of it, and require such pu- 
rification in the furnace of affliction. This our 
dear brother seemed to be convinced of; he 
thought it tit that this body, so diseased by sin, 
should suffer. His prayer was: "O Lord how 
long yet, but thy will be done." He seemed to 
look upon his affliction of the body as necessary 
to purge and purify the children of God. lie 
felt willing that all that was not "go«W,' silver 
and precioua stones" should be consumed, in the 
fire of affliction, "that like gold tried in the fire" 
he might be fit for the Master's use. 

And what was it that enabled this christian to 
bear all his sufferings so patiently 1 It is be- 
cause he hears the voice of one that spoke over 
eighteen hundred years ago, and he believes, for 
it is the voice of the Blessed Master, saying: *T 
am the resurrection and the life, he that believ- 
eth in me, though he was dead, yet shall he live." 
"And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall 
never die." St. John 11: 25, 2G. He also re- 
members the words of the Apostle: "If we be- 
lieve that Jesus died, and rose again, even so 
them which. sleep in Jesus will God bring with 
him." Thus he feels satisfied to wait patiently 
till his change come. The humble, faithful chris- 
tian, may truly say : "O death where is thy sting, 
O grave, where is thy victory." "Thanks be to 
God which giveth us the victory, through our 
Lord Jesus Christ." 1st. Cor. 15: 55, 57. 

"I heard a voice," — and that voice was heard 
by one who was commanded to register the words 
that all the world might hear — saying unto me : 
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the 
Lord, from henceforth; yea, saith the spirit, 
that they may rest from their labors, and their 
works do follow them." 

What a comfort to you, my sister, what a con- 
solation to you dear children, when you reflect, 
and call to mind his sufferings, the wasting away 
of his flesh, his strong desire to depart and be 

per at rest, now that his desire is gran 
his wish obtained, his liberated spirit which was 



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once incarcerated in clay. Can never again taste 
this bitter cup ofafliction, 

O to be emancipated from corruption, to join 
in singing the praises of the Lamb. That was 
slain, and lives again, and to be permitted to sit 
down at the marriage supper, is, and should be 
greatly desired. But the mind is lost when we 
try to contemplate the joys that are in store, and 
await all the faithful. 

We cannot now attempt to portray the glo- 
ries of heaven, for it is written : "eye" hath not 
a en, nor ear heard, neither have entered into 
the heart of man, the things which God hath 
prepared /'or them that love him." 1st. Cor. 2: 9. 

But is it not a delightful thought, that there 
we shall (if permitted to enter) be no more sub- 
ject to cares, temptations, and all the vicissitudes 
of life. "And if it be so sweet" saith a certain 
writer, "to think on the love of Jesus here be- 
low, what shall we feel when admitted to his 
presence in glory; and if we delight to sound his 
praise on earth, how shall we rejoice when our 

aulous voice, now checked by frequent sighs, 
shall be aided by celestial harps." 

But in the removal of our friends, and our 
loved ones, on whom we have leaned for support, 
is often designed by our heavenly Father to teach 
us some important lessons, and araon;; others. 

withering nature of all earthlv happiness, for 
so prone are we to evil, that we sometimes idol- 
ize the gilts of an indulgent God, regardless of 
the Almighty and bountiful dispenser, who thus, 
m mercy casts a veil of sorrow over those enjoy- 
ments which, had he allowed to remain uncloud- 
ed, would have .weaned us from himself, and thus 
he bids the bitter tears of deeply- wound feelings 
to Sow in much love tj our souls, that all the 
disappointments we meet with or experience be- 
low, may loosen our hold on creature comforts, 
and beget a willing to flee away and b 

at rest. Though God has most gt 
declared that i l i not willingly afflict and 

grieve the children of men," yet we well knew 
that he d ee (rood in verj m .. \ instant 
grieve and afflict his dear children most hi avily, 
and we none of us know what hi edto 

lay upon us, in order to bring m unto him before 
we are readj to depart But thii ! be the 

principle, and the will, deeplj \\\, d 

root, d in our hearts that whatever com* in the 
u y of affliction is from the hand ofa Merciful 



Sod, and we ought to feel to say "It is the Lord 
let him do what seemeth him good." 

In conclusion d a ieter, among the many consoling 
ari(1 coni! ' in the blessed word of God, 

there is none to my mind so beautiful, so adapce 1 to 
m •' •■ thy 1 the case, methinks, of all sorrowing 

and afflieted I hristiaus, a^ the word* recorded by the 
!e Peter: "Cast a!] your cares apon him, for he 
careth for you." 6 : 7. This h a I | to all believ- 

ers, under every trial and circumstance in life. Then 
it meets your case you that are now moarning the loss 
ofa dear husband who ha? been removed by the cold 
hand of death, lie was the companion of your home 
with whom you so often took sweet counsel. He was* 
also a kind father to his children ; hut he is now g •: o 
forever from your sight hi this world. 15ut rcmem 
<), .'ver remember, that he Bleeps in Jesus. A !• 
eep, and you surely ou^ht 1 1 rejoico, even in 
midst of a'l your Borrow, that he is now 
from ali sin and sorrow, trial and afflictions, of thi 
ful world. And if by the loss of your oo 
are left lonely and de you have a Iriend i. 

who has promised that he "will never !• or 

forsake thee."' Remember that ho hai j ; 

I to the widow and a father to the fathei 
and commandeth the • in bim. 

"Then cast your care upon him i'-r lie careth for you." 
Wait in humble fait!: an 1 pati n . ' .. ittle tin* 
and he will be with thee, wheu thou, too, shall be ci 

m throu | w of de 

be reunited with a :.. loved >ne befor 

again to take Lie parting look. 

One by ir loved number, 

w enjoy the sweetest .she;.: 
Iu the Bilent tomb. 

II pee the brightest fade the Been 

Joy i.- held in gloom. 
Thus care-worn nam I . . own, 

That this dark world \a not their home. 
ISA.IAU Q H \ 
Philadelph\ 



My Fathers Mill. 

A pious eld man was one day wall: 

ry wi.h a New Y t in Ins ban 

who met ! : 
'■•{<, 

■ i am readin 

"WI ithed i 

in this fife : and in tl 
beautifu 

■ ► • -■■ — 

"K ep thy heart with all dilligeni I i out 

of it are th« 



ing to • 

i, when a f.iend 



hia 
mnl; 

rting his 
in 



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MISCE LLANEOU S . 

Trifling EfltorUk 

v break the nuni>orn will 

Wl,. DOB! fall ; 

Whcro'i equal polaed ibe good and 111> 

urn the icalo. 
heart il< praved a Bmllo 

-hi — 

And in the de] I and nuil.- 

orlom change be wrought. 

win ..iy bring 

Repentance t<> the ! 
An. I eaaae the ihooti of grao* to *-i>ri n tr> 

And love divine Impart. 

Goal ions and your ipocch, 

.•in ck the i ins that rise : 
The Influence of your life will roach 
ambling ikl 

— Christian Mirror. 



Use Plala Words. 

A clergyman, while composing a 
Bennun, made use of the words "os- 
untatious man." Throwing down 
his pen. he wished to satisfy himself 
before ho proceeded, as to whether 
at portion of his congregation 
might comprehend the meaning of 
these words, and he adopted the fol- 
lowing method of proof: Ringing 
his bell, his footman appeared, and 
was addressed bv his master. What 
do you conceive to be applied by an 
ostentatious man ?" "An ostenta- 
tious man?" said Thomas, 'why sir, 
I should say a perfect gentleman." 
"Very good," observed the vicar; 
"send Ellis, the coachman, here." 
"Ellis," said tho vicar," what do 
you imagine an ostentatious man to 
be ?" ''An ostentatious man, sir" 
said Ivlis ; "why, I should say an 
ostentatious man meant, saving your 
presence, a very jolly fellow." It is 
hardly necessary to add that the 
vicar substituted a less 
word. 



ambiguous 



"Just as Wbll." — In conversa- 
tion several days since with a Pedo- 
baptist minister, he made tho state- 
ment that a few years ago ho was 
Bent for in great haste to go and 
sprinkle a dying child. Rut before 
ho reached the house the poor little 
sufferer had passed away, leaving 
tho act unperformed by this clerical 
gentleman. The patents were in 
grief at the death of the little one ; 
but in a Blight measure consoled by 
the hope that though the official had 
rrived in time to put the drop 
of water on the dying child's face, 



they had done it themselves, and 
that, under tho pressing circum- 
stsncei of the case, it would answer 
|] as though he had done 
it. I '.ut to assure themselves mire 
perfectly about it, they stated the 
to this minister — who by the 
way was neither a Romanist m 
Episcopalian — and asked him if he 
thought it was not just as well as 
though he had performed the 
After a due and solemn considera- 
tion of the theological problem, — 
not, however, by "searching" the 
scriptures, and prayer — he replied 
to them that he thought it was just 
as well. 

A Si ruiitfo Story— A Ronton H.afly 
Sees it Vision on the Housetop. 

[ From the Boston Evening Tinier.] 

On Friday morning last, at about 
4 o'clock, a lady resident of the West 
End of tnis city, having occasion to 
ascend the roof of her dwelling, be- 
held a brilliant reflection of a light 
of many colors, like the rainbow, on 
the white linen hansrin^ on her lines, 
and raising her darkened eyes in be- 
wilderment to the sky, was obliged 
to cover them with her hands on ac- 
count of the dazzling effulgence and 
splendor which met her view and 
transfixed, as with a dart, her very 
soul. 

Quivering with astonishment and 
fear, she hastened down stairs and 
alarmed the inmat#s of the house, 
who, eager to behold what she had 
failed to portray in words, were as- 
tounded at seeing in the firmament 
the blazing form of a man as resplen- 
dent as the sun in its meridian glory. 

of gor- 
angelic 
beauty hovered, and, beneatb them 
were seen the piofiles of two women 
iu a kneeling posture. 

One man, a Mr Wiggin, also a res- 
ident of the West lind, and a very 
trustworthy gentleman, possessing 
more esprit present than the others, 
burnt a piece of glass through which 
were perceivable these words : 
"Come, now is the accepted time ; 



Hound about him the forms 
geouslj attired infants of 






come, qow '." These were in very 
large green letters, which he says he 
plainly saw. There were other wcrds, 
but our informant could not decipher 
them. 



"In the la?t da vs. there shall be 
in tho heavens." Surely, tho 
end must be approaching when jus- 
tice shall no longer he tempered 
with mercy, but with the wrath of 
the Great Judge of all- judges — , 

"Wlio dial 1 not fail nor br. di 
Till be bath Bot judgment in the <?&• 

We have made inquiries concern- 
ing the parties alluded to above, an. 1 
find that they are not Spiritual^ 
or Second Adventists. and are not 
^iven to nightmare. They are worthy 
Methodist people. Had only one 
person seen the sight it might not bo 
considered remarkable ; but several 
saw the forms distinctly, and the 
Bight made an impression on thui ■ 
minds. We leave it for the meteor- 
ologists to determine what the phe- 
nomenon \ 



A Lapse of Memory. — Not long 
ago, in New England, when the ; 
ent pastor of a Congregatioi 
church was under examination as a 
candidate for ordination, a member 
of the council, a neighboring minis- 
ter, requested him to mention some 
passage of Scripture in favor of in- 
fant baptism. He paused a moment, 
then replied, "None cccurs to me." 
And so that momentous subject | 
cd without further notice. But it 
was a cruel question, hard to be an- 
swered by one yet a novice in the 
art of extracting sunbeams from 
stones. Older ministers, however, 
might well imitate the young candi- 
date's discretion. He did the best 
he conld — the best any one could 
really do ; for how could that occur 
to him which he had never seen ? 
And, pray, who ever read a passage 
of Scripture which enjoins, or even 
alludes to, in so many words, infant 
baptism ? The old minister did well 
not to press the question. But what • 
shall we think of ministers and 
churches practising that for which 
they require no Scripture warrant ? 
What if other doctrines were ] 
over in like manner ? And why not, 
if infant baptism is accepted as a 
divine institution ? 

"Fabricated Sins nnd Da ties." 

Under this til after 

first denying that Jesus ever enjoin- 
ed or practiced the observance of 



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89 



Sunday as a Sabbath, says of public 
prayer : 

"'Looking at Jesus as a law 
what he said ofprayer w 

"1- it hid followers 

should not pray standing in public 
r : 

repetition in their | ; but, on 

the contrary. 

Positively, When they prayed, 
iiould be in secret ; in the closet, 
with the door shut. 

_ "Looking at Jesus as an exemplar, 
his own practice corresponded with 
the above directions to his followers. 
We never hoar of his praying in the 
Sabbath assemblies of the Jew;., 
though a part of his business was to 
preach there ; and we never hear of 
his casing his disciples together, eith- 
er daily or weekly or occasionally, 
to unite with then in prayer." Not 
a Bingle case is recorded in which Je- 
sus held what is now known as a 
"prayer meeting." The only case 
of even apparent exception is 
once he prayed for his disciples, in 
bfently that they 
might better understand his desires, 
expectations, and purposes. On the 
Other hand, all the tebtimony shows 
that he was assiduous in secret pray- 
er, going a- i his disciples for 

"The voice of the New Testament 
on 

cept and e.\ "Jesus, isinco all 

its writers refer to Him as the Su- 

te authority. 

"It • then, that no sanction 

is given cither by Jesus, 

or by the 

I the Supreme and 

at nile of life, to either of the 

dered 
l, y ° !: ' chief 

namc- 

and atti 

that i h arc 

not duties at : . I would 

through i the 

b whioli 
dition 
in direct 
thoritioi whicii she 



a? supreme — Fesus 
Bible." 



Christ and the 



Words nud Heeds. 
Words spring from thoughts, and 
tend to acts. \ ile words lead to 
vi!o deeds, They familiarize the 
mind with vice, and break down the 
barriers of purity. Modesty is a 

oard against sin; evil words 
effectually destroy it. A dollar bro- 
ken into is soon spent, and a pure 
purpose once polluted by sinful 
words soon i ay. Many a 

man has talked himself into sensual- 
ity, crime, and ruin. Intimacy with 
evil in thoughts and words blinds us 
to the vileness of iniquity, and pre- 

us for sinful indulgence. 
The lesson is obvious : avoid the 

fc of sin. Keep the mouth as 
with a bridle. '-Let no corrupt com- 
munication proceed out of" your 
mouth, but that which is good to the 
use of edifying, that it may minster 
grace to the hearers." — Eph. iv. 29. 
Repeating wrong things is as really 
wrong .as originating them. "By 

ords shalt thou be justified, and 
by thy words thou shalt be condem- 
ned." "For every idle word that 
men shall speak they shad give ac- 
count thereof in the day of judg- 
ment." "Let the words of my mouth, 
and the meditations of my heart, be 

able in thy sight, Lord, my 
■th,and eeraer."- 

xix. 1-1. — Heavenly Tidings. 



Q E B M A X COL U M N. 



3n itinera Stamen, 3efu (ihrift, 
2teb' id} bom Soger auf; 

Ju tir, bet auentyalbeu ift, 
StidjF Id) mein $erj binanf. 

s .)tuu teartet ivieteritiii auf mid) 
SSiel Hr&elr, Sorg'unb Wfi^'j 

C licbrv .">i-rr, id) bittc bid), 
Vcbr mid) ocuenben (ie. 

£ lebr mid) tiuut nad) teineiu 2inn, 
- Keinftr,— grofre SBerfj 
teenn idj im ©ebrange bin, 
SRurbu mcin Stageumert. 

lint brangt mi* bet (SefrfjSfre Vafr, 

20 ill id) entlaiifm tir: 
Derbr ben Sturm gefHQei baft, 

©H8 audi ben 2turiii in niir. 

mid) in BOem bid) &erftrb'n, 
fib'n auf beinen SBinf; 
£ei$'ftbu mid) auf ben SSogen .n'b'n, 
©o bait mid) wenn Id) finf. 

fafj'im 2iiifin,.»>crr,nii* nicbt! 
in lvcif^Tt, idj bin [a beta ; * 
Itab menu nttr'6 an 9tatb gebridjt, 
raf miri SDu bift mein !— 



How : o >n i 
ly dead, so soon forgotten. "lis 
U rid. .Men tal 

by the hand and ; 

the health of our bodies, and laugh 

at our jokes, and wo really think, 

' ly on the wheel, that we 

-omethi'. turn- 

«e die 

liu.ii d. The 

rerything 
I usual ; 
on the Bl :• two hearts 

dfl of alilietion ; one 
till hol d our 
and forms; but the crowd mores in 
■id in th 



Die Brawn iviffen, toie :u oergebrn 
fin SetgHng aber ttergiebt uie. 

fj ift bet Btrtygurer Ktbeir, unt 

fine libre fur ben, bet fir verrirbtet. 

Ta-; Htttt ift trie tie Vuft, lrelcbe n-ir 
iten : fin 3ebet fublt, abet Wie 
in a nt fiebt tie. 

Tie 9lofe bat ibren Torn, ta i i.i 
imuit fetne gltrfen tint bet befte SRenfd) 

feinc 3ilMi«,iitbeiten. 

bae&tab it fanfter Me Starve. 

Die Stbfit, fo bet IV. mi — jeter '.'h 
better if) feined Vobneo :reit!>. 

Tie tugeub giebi fern Red)! run 
lotted ; iiu'bl aber i 

;ban unbnad) gebatfcr, 

idjt. 

OMt fri mein ganu 
W( n : 

m iviti id) obi. 
Un 

-.en Jtaaben unb 9 

ne 
Vfatrl fallen : . n 

anil 

■ 



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CIIIUSTIAxN FAMILY .'UMPANION. 



;. Ool tor lliiu. 

n the 

on vain ? In 
will he place 
■•,r world be 

; n lid 

:■ ! Are 
xaltcd 

I . 
the kindness of theper- 

; Are; an ill temper ? 

ke you think cv. 

to sligh' 
indolent ? How weari 

irt for 

in your 

. e '.' How useless 

quiet hour of pray- 

, r , and tl and reading seem 

,1 ! lie tempts us to what cur 

; he nits his 

o. If 

. he Will not 

wo are only am- 

ire to make us 

active, he will 

t us to he idle. 1 le knows 

c or inclination to 



Ma atiun. — In the J' 

" Mashna, " the 
asked and ans- 
>ws: 

only one man 
in tl : " : ' manj 

the cartl 
for the beni fit and hap- 

. r. the ruin 

an soul 

of a whole 

. and the 

: from 
UCh a n • . 

:. all iU 

ith pride of J ■ 

■> my 



Christian Family Companion 

Tyrone <lfy, I'at.. Feb. *. 1S7<> 

A note from brother C. II. Bah> 
"ih ultimo, informs as 
communication be i 
has been very soverely afflicted. Be 
Bays :,".My Bufferings hare been excru- 
ciating, and my strength baa been 
greatly reduced. I can scarcely hold 
my pen, and am writing on my bed." 

We know be will have the sympa- 
thy df our readers in bis affliction, and 
their prayers for his recovery. We 
hope the Lord will speedily restore 
him, and spare him many wars to la- 
bor for bis honor, and defend his cause. 



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Answcru lo < orrospoiHlenfM. 

D. T. Abmold. The Debate we re- 
fer to was Let ween Mr. Snyder, a Lu- 
theran, ami brother Quinter. It for- 
merly sold at $1.10, but we now offer 
it at T5ct8 prepaid, by the single copy, 
and at fair reductions to those who 
buy to sell again. 

I G. I Farley. "Miscellaneous" 
should have been below instead of 
above the poem. The best will make 
mistakes, and wc are not the best by 
a great ways. 

B. A. M. Thank you for the cor- 
rection. If you two are one, you will 
need but one paper, for when one is 
reading the other may listen. We 
regret that you shall never again have 
your name on our books; but so it is 
when our sisters consent to lose their 
identity. But our loss no doubt is 
brother W.'s gain. 

Lydia Siiowalter. Yes it has come 
to hand.' 

Sam'i. II. Neiikii. All right. "At 
the mouth of two or three witnesses," 

Stephen HlIDEBBAND. Will be 
glad to have you visit the Companion 
office, as wc regard you as one of its 

strong supports. 

C. G. LlNT. Sam'l D. Livengood's 
subscription ended with volume 5. It 
is so on our books at least. Should 
be pleased to hear from him and a few 
hundred others who are in the same 
unpleasant situation. We are ytt pre- 
pared to start them in with the begin- 
ning of Volume Six. 

Back Numbers. We will send 
hack numbers to new subscribers un- 
til after tho end of the first quarter, 
April first, whether ordered or not. 
After that time if they are desired 
they may be ordered. 



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From Krothor John Wise. 
Broth r Henry ; I will give you, 
and tlio readers of the Companion, 
a brief report of my visit to Mifflin, 
and Blair counties, Pa. I left home 
on the morning of the 7th of Jan- 
uary 1870. Went by way of Browns- 
ville to Pittsburgh. The Steam 
Boat being behind time, I missed 
the train that I should have taken 
East, and was thrown behind time, 
all through my journey. I arrived 
at Lewistown. the place of my desti- 
nation, at 8. 25. P. M. Too late for 
meeting that evening. Brother 
Graybill Myers, my colleague, hav- 
ing arrived, filled the appointment 
that evening. I made my way to 
the house of friend Wm, Panabaker, 
in Lewistown, where I was taken in, 
and cared for, for the night. Sun- 
day morning I was taken by friend 
i'anabaker to the Dry Valley 
Meeting house, for meeting at 10 A. 
M. Here I met the brethren and 
ra assembled for worship, we con- 
tinued to meeth?ie every day, fore- 
noon and evening, until Thursday 
evening the loth. I considered this 
a model meeting. The most inter- 
esting day was Tuesday ; made in- 
teresting by the following circum- 
stance There were two schools in 
session near the place of meeting ; 
the brethren invited the teaohe 
bring their scholars to meeting, to 
which they responded, and the pupils 
of both schools came into the meet- 
ing hou9o together, and were seated 
right iu front of the preachers. The 
it was beautifully solemn, above 
. all sitting before 
of Jesus, produced a 
.y solemn - i I 

1 could Dot 
refrain from tears. That day will 
be Long '. 1 recommend 

that wherever it may be possible 

■•." 
On I :;: i ning brother Myers 

lo fill bis appoint 
in >nt at Warrior's Mark ; and I 
taken I 

> who ba for 

Brother < 'h 
and Fobn i •. Buffalo Vn 

assisted at the meetings in I ■ 

ley, and they, with I icob 

Mulder and others, WOM with OS al 



brother ..e's. From brother 

Price's I was taken by brother Archy 
Vandyke to hi ince, in Fur- 

geson's Valley. This was the first 
time I ever visited this kind and in- 
to: esting i'amiiy. There was meet- 
ing at the school-house, near, in 
evening. Brotaer Archy took me 
to meeting, and then back to his 
house after meeting, where I was 
kindly cared for, and enjoyed good 
rest. Next morning meeting at 
same place, at 10 A. M. Here 
Brother Win. ilowe, one of the 
ministers of Dry Valley con-; 
tion joined us. Dined with Brother 
Geo. S. Myres, a young minister in 
the same congregation. Thi3 clos- 
ed my visit in Dry Valley branch. 
My visit among the members of this 
congregation was very pleasant, and 
I added many to the list of thos3 
whose names "I love to remember." 
In the afternoon of the loth I was 
taken by Brother Vandyke to Spring 
Bun congregation. In the evening 
commenced meeting at Spring Run 
meeting house, and had a pleasant 
meeting. 

Sunday morning I was taken to 
Myres school-house, where we met 

i but very attentive CO 
gation. Diued with Brother Abra- 

.' lyres, one of the ministers of 
Spring Bun congregation. In the 
evening visited a Bick sister, and at 
tended meeting at meeting house in 
evening On, Tuesday Br o the 
Myers joined us again. On 
nesday evening I was taken to Mat 
tawanna school i 

ing returned to meeting b 

day evening I i 

ings at Spring Bun. 1 \. 
with the in . in this c 
tion, especial y the yw i 
who observe the Scrip 
appearing in . C«ud 

with their heads 
plain 

the members in 
a 

Frida . 

A. \l. i 

...n '. , 

•J. L6 i'. A. 

Oompani m < Mfice, an I 



er Hoi singer and fan epfc 

the older daughter 1 the 

Mumps but was quite cheerful not- 
withstanding. In the evening we 
had meeting in brother I] 
■'hired house." Inasmuch as it 
known to the readers Of th tn- 

iuit thai me 

mearti.' 
published in the Companion, from 
brother Ilolsineer's and mjself, and 

ime think haid i be- 

tween us, I wi'd just say, n 
may ha/c. been i 
we t 

far as I know, we 
but those ol love 
ward each other. 
_ - id I took 
burg. As we pa 
brother, Q. Myers 
Ar II 

jo to M II 

were met by 
took us to i 

:, where we 

. M. 
me i 

i 

i whiie 
at t (J 

LO A. M. 
,;iosr bouse I 1 

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.t 7. P. 

2 . M. 
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;l!ESP()NI)ENCE 



•l>onttrncr of church neirt solicited from 
.rothrrhuod. Writer's MR 
aud lultlrrtirr'juired <m every eommwi 

. mUtcfQOO&fsUK. ttejecUd eommmU 
• ,<r rinMIMIt rtjM ut,d. tut rttumnt. Al 
vomnumloattoni fbr ptMieatton thould be writ- 
ten upon MM ride of the the, I only 

/> ir Brother Uoltinger ; 1 have 
often thought of writing for the 
paflion, but feeling such a delicacy, 
never ventured to do so until BOW. 
Sometimes when I re ad \ such inter- 
esting, soul-refreshing articles from 
bi me of our dear Sisters and Breth- 
ren which show so much talent ami 
wisdom, I very reasonably conclude 
that I have but one talent ; but then 
the Scriptures teach us that although 
we have but one we should strive to 
improve it, I think sometime* that 
the most feeble of U9 could write 
words of cheer and comfort to oth 
crs, if we were to make an effort. — 
Having often been compelled by 
poor health and various other cir- 
cumstances to remain at home in- 
stead of attending church. I have at 
such times been edified, enlightened 
and greatly comforted by reading 
nrticlcs in the Companion. And 
now, Brother, I wish to offer a few 
words of encouragement to you for 
the effort which you arc about mak- 
ing to furnish suitable reading mat- 
ter to present to the youth of our 
land, for it is my humble opinion 
that this will be the noblest work in 
which you could engage. Who 
among as does not great'v desire 
the salvation *of our children? And 
do they not need spiritual food and 
nourishment for their never dying 
souls as well as we that are older ? 
I>e3r sisters and brethren, you who 
have the care and training of young 
children I would especially appeal 
0, should we not all strive dilli- 
gcntly to assist and encourage our 
brother in this good work, and pray 
that it may influence our children to 
virtue, and finally to salvation. I 
have two dear little children who 
called away in their infantile 
innocence, who I feel confident are 
at rer.t on that peaceful Bhore. But 
1 have others who are growing up in 
this sinful world, and if they lire 1 
know they will be surrounded by 



many temptations to hinder them 
from good. < >h that we may strive 
earnestly to bring them up in the 
nurture ami admonition of the Lord, 
and may we all meet at last as an 
undivided family in heaven, h the 
prayer of your unwo r. 

Oakrib I!"; 
Mt Morris. III. 



Visit to the Nh:wi«'s\ ilk- branch. 

1 home -Ian., loth, last. Ai riv- 
ed at Shanesville same evening, 
preached in the M. E. Meetinghouse ; 
stayed over night with Sister Kime. 
Next morning went with brother 
John Neil's family in the wagon to 
the Sugar Creek meeting house. — 
Preached five discourses the.e. 
Tuesday night preached in Ilogeis- 
ville ; also next day at 10 A 
Same evening in Shanesville in toe 
M. E. house. On Thursday evening 
preached in the Pleasant Valley 
meeting house, near brother Peter 
Neff's. Kemainod with broth'-: 
until next morning. At two o'clock 
brother Samuel Burger, a young 
minister, took me in his carriage to 
Dover Station. Took the cars l 
six in the morning ; arrived home 
about eleven o'clock. Found all 
well ; thank God. All the above 
meetings were pretty well attended, 
and the best of order. There are four 
Ministers in this branch. Namely 
Elder G. Neff, J. Neff, M. Shutt, 
and S. Burger. I fee! very tha 
to the kind brethren and sisters for 
their hospitality and kindness which 
I shared so largely at their hands. 
John >. 

Moultrie, Ohio. 

— — - — -•-•> 

The Pious Youth. 

The first No. ot" the above ni 

periodica! is before me, and 1 am 
highly pleased with it. One article 
(war on Christian Principles) is 

worth to iae the whole years sub- 
scription. And now brethren and 
sisters, let me appeal to you to give 
your assistance in thiswoi'k. Much 
good will be done through its col- 
umns if supported as it should ho. It 
wi 1 be as l *Bread cast upon t! 
tcrs" which may be seen many days 
. Then let us take hold of the 
and all throw in our mite, and 
wc can give to our children int 



ing as well as wholesome reading 
matter. 

It is to be feared that, as parents, 
we are not so careful as we should 
be. 1'erhaps we neglect our duties 
towards our children. The mind 
is never idle. It must feed upon 
something, and if not fed with good 
and wholesome food, it will teed up- 
on that which is the reverse. Sub- 
scribe for the "Pious Youth ;" in- 
duce your children to read it ; draw 
their attention to it by citing them 
to certain portions of it, and through 
these means you can feed them with 
that heavenly food, which comcth 
from above. How much better this 
wiil be than to have them carousing 
with their fellows, to pass time away, 
or rather wasting their precious time, 
where if you furnish them with some- 
thing interesting and at the same 
time useful, you will find them around 
the hearth at home, trying to un- 
ravel a Scriptural Enigma, or Puzzle, 
thus weaning them from their more 
than useless, perhaps sinful, amuse- 
ment. 

"Bring up your children in the 
fear and admonition of the Lord." 
If we neglect this duty the account in 
the Book of God's remembrance will 
be a dark one. Our children will 
rise up in the .Judgment and testify 
against us, saying 'I never heard 
father pray ; I never heard mother 
pray ; they never taught me the 
right way of the Lord ; they never 
furnished me with suitable reading 
that would draw my attention to thy 
truth." I have often thought that 
we (at least some of us) live too much 
for this world ; wc are too much con- 
cerned about the affairs of this world ; 
more concerned about the welfare of 
our children in this life than wc arc 
about their eternal welfare. This 
should not be so. Seek ye first the 
kingdom of God," &c. And again, 
dear brethren and sisters, does it not 
occur to your mind that perhaps we 
could, by getting the PlOUS V 
for o ;r children to read, assist in 
stemming that demon pride, which 
gaining ground and with bold 
strides entering into the church. 
"Train a child in the way it should 
go and when it is old, it will not de- 
part therefrom." If we instil into 



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the minds of our children the "(lood 
old way," rest assured they will not 
forget it, and in their riper years 
they will call us blessed, ^nd above 
all we shall be with them among that 
happy throng that will meet the 
Lord in the air, when lie comes to 
collect His Jewels homo ;and we all 
will chime in to swell the loud Ilo- 
sanna to the Lord. Amen. 

Jac. L. Winemnd. 
Clox k, Pa., 

Brother Holsinger; I have lately 

noticed that a good many .seem to be 
well pleased with the Companion. 1 
therefore thought I would also com- 
municate a few thoughts in regard to 

this matter. First 1 nn. bat 1 

have been a careful reader of its con- 
ten!.-, for several years, and can truly 
say that I bare received many good 
and valuable Instructions therefrom, 
and d« sincerely hope Our dear brcth- 
and sisters will continue to con- 
tribute to its columns, and write such 
articles as will tend to our edification, 
aird to tbe saving of precious souls. 

Farther I wish to My thai I could 
hardly be better pleased with it than 
I am at pri cut. I would not do with- 
out it for twice the- amount of monej 
it costs. Jt does what it claims to do; 
it comforts the poor pilgrim on his 
way to Zion. It contains :: -real deal 
of church news. O how I loi 
those beautiful fines. When 1 hear of 
th piritual life 

the prosperity of our beloved Zion it 
does me more good than all other 
ling, except the Bible. Why i- ii 
that tin- brethren and Bisters do 
appreciate the Companion. When 
d the queeti in some will say, I 
can't afford to pay fur it. Others 
' '■ my things which 

benefit than the < 
To all such B ! 

: brethren and 

luxuries of lif. iv lim | 

matter to procure a few 
for thi i tnion. Being al 

little hi, 

ters I have been engaged in reading 

the ( , and tl 

and tilOUghl what a 

w1 "'" ' : "» deprived of attending 
""■'•nil-- to have tile privji, 

such periodicals that lellmoof that 
when -dim-, in 

b0IH( r. . i /'./ 



VS. ) 

Jan. 23rd, 1870. f 
Brother Holsinger ; You will 
please announce through the 

n that the Brethren of the Grass- 
hopper Valley District will hold their 
District Meeting, the Lard willing, 

turday the ltkh day of April 
next, in the Brethren meeting house 
in the Town of Osawka, Jefferson 
county. Kansas. All miuisterin^ 
brethren that expect to be with us, 
are requested to be at the place of 
meeting on Saturday before the 
meeting, as the Brethren intend 

tg meeting prior to the District 
Meeting. '. 1. Brethren coming by 
railroad will stop off at Medina, and 
they will please give notice through 
the Companion t or by private letter, 
of them starting, that preparation 
may be made to convey them to the 
place of meeting. By'order of the 
Brethren. 

A. Iearsoll. 



A Door is Open unto Vs. 
BaOTHXB JIoi.simjkh: WiM you per- 
mit me through the medium of the 
all the attention of our breth- 
ren and sister- to the PioxiM Youth. 
The Youth will compare farorably 
with any juvenile paper in America. 

Little 
Cor /jural, perhaps, has the largest cir- 
culation of any child's paper in our 
country. It is published month 
one dollar a year, and claims, to gi 
more matter for the money than : 
other juvenile. The size and number 

pages are nearly identical with 
the Youth. By this comparison it will 

be seen that the Youth at one dollar 
is cheap, and when we take iuv 

Bideration that the Youth will be 

m/a in connection 
with the Companion, it is very cheap. 

The matter in the Corporal 

lie all original, and it has for it 
tributora some of the hot writers in 

our land The Youth ha- m> Harriet 

Beecher S G Green- 

woods, to write for it> neatly printed 
. i ut no doubt there are Harriets 

and Graces iu a number of families 
'A visits, who could 
write to edify childhood, if t 

■ the work. "( I 
little ;,, ,,,. to-day 

as wh 

i . all writ.' composition 
•end ihein, until brother I 



announces that the Youth Manuscript 
Box and the Companion Manuscript 
Box will hold no more. And if our 
queries, essays, Ac , never see the 
light our labor will not be lost, if we 
persevere, for in time practice will en- 
able us to write matter that u-ill be 
acceptable. 

One of our little girls is a great lov- 
er of books and papers. On this ac- 
count we have papers sent to her ad- 
dress. Another has been careless and 
took but little interest in I pa- 

pers. To encourage her we had the 
Youth sent to "Emma," which had tbe 
desired effect .She has earefullv read 
every word in tbe Youth, and puts 
much emphasis on "my paper." 

S. M. MlNMCK. 

Antioch, Ind. 



Thank you, brother Minnick, for 
your words of encouragement. We 
are right glad to know that our labors 
are appreciated by those for wl. 
good they are intended. The PiotU 
■h is really a cheap paper, and 
need not fear comparison with any 
other magazine of the kind. 

We also agree with your remarks 
mtribotors and hope they will be 
led We should be pleased tohf. 
our friends, old and young, learned 
and unlearned, make the attempt 
at writing for us — providing we 
could instil into them a feeling of in- 
difference as to it.- publication. But 
if we are to lose a friend for every 
manuscript we reject, we would ; 
fer to have but few attempts. You 
say : "And if our e.-.-a\ - never sot- the 
light our labors will not Iv b>- 
This is quite true. The scholar who 
writes compositions at school, obtains 
M much lK'uetit from the of 

composing if bis productions are 
thrown into the tire, at if tl 
would appear in the ■ A, \\ \ , ) 

gOT." \ 

advantage to its author (mntally 
tor be mpleted it— ai 

Id be pointed* iwewffl 

do for those who ate willing to i 

for it ; but our lie 
it for uolh 



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i r.mi Brother i>. D.SelL 

• 
Bed , 20th 

; 

coos- 

i Dani '.1 to 

i 
I 

■ 

• I tried 1 1 

; *r and at 

it with Elder la 

Steel win has been afflicted with 

■ hand for ome time, but is 

n the mend. Next da 

it the meeting house 

q tain ; had a good meeting aud we 

• . i.Gtablo one. Dined with 

brother Clapper. Thence to Beav- 

tse. Had mect- 

l tie evening of the same day. 

! Clapper in our 

to brother Andrew 

ger and Jacob Miller. It 

A my mind back to days of 

my childhood, when I used to see 

the bren take their seats 

I a good 
i 

5 !rd, meeting at the 
place. A large congregation : 
• 
i male; an interesting 
an 1 | '• One receiv- 

baptism. With my relatives 
ill Mod 
Thence to Snake Spring V 
congi an evening 

in their large meeting house. 
A very good turnout considering the 
suing. Lodged with broth- 
'.ndrcw Snowberger. In the 
ting made a call visit to the 
family of brother Henry Llershber- 
intervicw. \t 
. at. bad an mtoi 
at tbo meetin i with 

.•;r Dani or in com- 

II. Wei 

' I ^ l " 

■ 
n for 
the Lord may give 
him strength for fads 1 iy ami : 



i Thifl evening we met in a 

social capacity, to organize a social 

:• reading toting 

1. And what 
me more than a little delight 
Mas t 1 oung peop ! e took 

part in it. By this means the young 
minds will be drawn out in the word 
of God and seek after truth, and 
not fa All night with cousin 

Jacob Koons. 

1 brethren Levi 
. S. A. Moore, and Jacob Fur- 
ry. In the evening came back to 
iW Creek. Had an evening 
meeting. Large turnout of Breth- 
ren and b ' . This was oar 
i the cove. Conveyed 
home by cousin Lewis Sell. On our 
way called to see the paper mill es- 
tablishment of Daniel M.Bair. Had 
a pleasant interview with the propri- 
etor and saw the clean white paper 
spinning out. I am now at home 
and enjoying good health. Will 
start for Philadelphia next week. 
More anon. 

Daxiel D. Sell. 



From Brother J H Flory. 

Meeting at night, January 21th, 
at the school house near Elder Jacob 
Trostles. Met brother Trostle there 
just on his return from a visit to Pa. 
Went home and spent the night with 
Brother Jesse Roop ; meeting next 
day at school house again ; home 
with Brother J. Trostle. Very rainy, 
so I tarried with him until next 
morning, when he conveyed me to 
the Brethren's meeting house at 
Monro via, where there was two meet- 
ings that day. All night with broth- 
er S. UltB. Next morning brother 
Trostle took me to lister C. C onices, 
where I awaited until 11 A. M. 
when I took the train for Harpers 
, where I arrived at 1 P.M. 
Left at 2 P. M. for Winchester, 
whore 1 arrived :<■ . M. Left 

at 1 for Strawaburg. The rid 
not ve $ comfortable, being aboard 
one of those lumberia ; old e 
and \ery much crowded. 

two runaway coaplee in the 
stage, that were homeward bound, 
and were speculating on what their 
fathers an Ar- 



rived ft Strawsbnrgat 7.80. I 
Put up at the Virginia 

ft Strawsburg, Va. at 2 P.M. ; 
the 18th, of January aboard the cars 

I ! larrisbni 
4 P. M. Met Elder .John Win:: 
brother Joel Flory at the depot, 
brother Flory conveyed me to his 
home. Meeting next day at Garber's 
meeting house. At ni^ht in the 

ig house at 1'aycon ; home with 
John Miller. Next day 
brother Abraham Early met me and 
took rac to brother A. iStanks on Dry 
River. Next day to the new i 
ing house of the Brethren at Beav 

eek. Elder John Wine con 
veyed me to his home. Night meet- 
ing at Briny Branch house of wor- 
ship ; all night with brother John 
Wine, who next day conveyed me 
to the place of meet ing at dangers 
ville. All night with Brother John 
Sanger. Brother David Garberraet 
me at brother Sangers and took me 
to Emanuel's meeting house, where 
there was a large concourse of peo- 
ple. After meeting, went home 
with brother D. Garber ; meeting 
at night at Pleasant Hill. Was 
taken by brother Samuel P. Miller 
to hi3 home ; here brother C. Hart 
man of Mill Creek met me took me 
to the Brethren's meeting bouse at 
Mill Creek. .After meeting at night 
went home with my brother, J. F. 
Flory. Next morning visited a sick 
sister, and at 11 o'clock attended 
the funeral of Mrs P. Jones. A 
preaching wa3 taken by brother 
Peter Showalterto brother!). Ston- 
er's, uncle of mine. Next day had 
meeting at the Valley meeting house. 
Home with brother Garber, where 
I now am, January the 2Gth. I am 
truly thankful to all who we. 
kind to me a* to bring me on my 
way, and in many other ways admin- 
istering to my wants. I have since 
I arrived in Va., met with many rob 

. brethren, sisters andfri 
in this the place of my birth. The 
beautiful blue mountains that I so 
often looked upon I once more can 
behold, and think of ray youthful 
davs, now past do m >re t » r<.tu n, 
hut refresh my memory as to the 
vicissitudes of th< 

J. S. Flory. 



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When Eve whs treated 

Answer to brothbb Bailey. 
"Did God create Eve before the 
seventh day ?" We think the above 
query requires but little comment. 
If we acknowledge that the first man 
and woman (iod created, was Adam 
and E\ e, (which we all doubtless do) 
the query is already answered. In 
the first chapter of Genesis we read ; 
And God said, "Let us make man 
in our own image, after our likeness." 
&c. 26 : 31. In the 31 verse we 
read -'and God saw every thing that 
he had made and behold, it was very 
good. And the evening and the 
morning were the sixth day. This 
gives us to understand definitely, 
that the work of the Lord was finish 
edonthe sixth day. And again: 
Gen. 2 : 1 "Then the Heavens and 
the earth were finished. And all 
the hosts of them. 2nd verse "And 
on the seventh God ended hi3 work 
which he had made ;" How did God 
end his work? To this we would 
say, by resting from all hia works 
and hallowing it as a day set apait 
wholly for rest. Also the latter part 
of the fourth commandment reads 
thus : 'For in six days the Lord 
made heaven and earth, the 3ea and 
all that in them is, and rested the 
seventh day : wherefore the Lord 
blessed the Sabbath day and hailow- 
cd it. Ex 2U : 11. 

In meditating upon the foregoing 
scriptures we must readily conclude 
that Eve, as well as all of God's crea- 
tures were thus created in six da\.^. 
See aldo Lev. 23 : 3. Ezek. 20: 12. 
un G. Winey. 

Camj bell, Mich. 
♦-•■♦ 

Brother HoUinger ; I desire 
through the columns of the Compan 
i"u, to a*k the lirethren a few t|ues- 
tioiii Some brethren ocoopying 
prominent positions in the annul 
positively assert that Moeea is I 
and that he appeared with the 
|0r on the Mount ( llennoii) ;i, tiie 

repreeentive from the ''bed world." 
What nay the Brothe 1. I I this 
idea ? 1 hive always thought d 

ently, but am ready to 
ror for t: nth. 

Do the Brethren in general hold 
to the idea that weare under pubi- 



tive ob'igation, according to the 
gospel, to leave our daily vocations 
and attend public worship on 
"Thank.s^ivin^. day." wheoevei 
claimed by the Governor or Presi- 
dent? 

i'. S. Gabm 
Geshen, LuL, 

Scripture Qnetitlons. 

What house was Jeremiah the 
prophet commanded t) take into 
the boose of the Lord into one of the 
chambers, arid give then w na to 
drink ? 

What prophet was commanded 
the Lord to get a linen girdle and 
put it upon his loins and go to Eu- 
phrates, and hide it there in a hole of 
the rock. 

J low many were the proverbs of 
Solomon ? and how many of his 
eon;:s ? and of what did he speak? 
and what did all people como to Sol- 
omon for ? 

SahaIi Rupbl. 



MARRIED. 

rubor Kth 1869, at tbe bouee of tbo 
bride's father, (David Llvengood) in the Elk 
Lick Branch] I . by Elder C 

G. Lint, Mr JOHN L. BAYLOR, to 
ANNIE L1VENOOOD. 

mber2Srd, 1869, In tl 
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School Notice. 

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('linn h, an I after having counseled a num- 
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m i the tenth .lay of F( breth- 

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Volume VI. 



TYRONE, PA. TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 1870. 



Number 7. 



Selected by Annie M. Thomas. 
A Christian"* Voyage. 

I am Boating on the stream of time, 

Toward an unknown shore; 
I'm but a frail and tender craft, 

And scarce can guide my oar. 

Temptation's tide sets round me strong, 

And bids me go astray, 
•Out wisdom's sun of righteousnees 

A wakes to show the way. 

Fierce winds of worldly pleasure blow, 

From every quarter near ; 
Kind mercy's compass — cheering hope, 

I- mine — I have no fear. 

Ilijrh breakers rise, I'm asked to give 

Ere I can pass this tea: 
Take all I hear on earth possess, 

Charity lives in me. 

Ah! land at last ; 'tis true I'm here, 

Heaven's blessed land at last* 
Eternity shall find me here, 
Faith's chain will bold me fast. 
Ashton, Hi- 



For the Coru]>anion. 
A Xotc of Warning. 

I wish to say to the unconverted readers of 
the Oompamtm, that all alon^ in your life, you 
have, by resisting the gospel, been resisting the 
expression of tender love. You know what I I 
mean. When you stand up against a tyrant, 
you feel that you are right in resisting him. — 
Bat how do you feel when you resist the kind- 
ness of a father, and slight all the expressions of 
his love for you I How do you feel when you 
have broken a mother's heart, and when all the 
expressions of her love could not keep you from 
the ways of sin, and she would die in grid ! () 
then the scene, the fact IB changed. There is 
guilt ; and there the heart II •< If. So you have 
resisted God. You have disw garded his /ore. — 
Your lit'.- has been little else than a constant n- 
sisting the appeals of his cunipassion. His love 

in redemption jrou have slighted, and his offers 
of mercy you have shunned. < >, the cross, the 
cro98 of Christ] O, the bleeding victim th< 
( ), the pangs, ami sun i da j when 

he died! How it shows the lc\< of God -his 
tenderness i<u- man —hi • that \on °hould 



be saved! And O, what a rock is the human 
heart that has no feeling, when God's incarnate 
son — the beloved of heaven — hangs on the cross 
and bleeds ; is forsaken ; is pale ; is exhausted ; 
is convulsed in agony — and dies ! 

"Hearts of stone, relent, relent, 

Break, by Jesus' cross subdued ; 
See his body, mangled — rent, 

Covered with a gore of blood ; 
Sinful soul what hast thou done ! 
Murdered God's eternal Son ! 

y/es our Bins have done the dead, 

Drove the nails that Gxed him there ; 

Crowned with thorns his sacred head, 
Pierced him with a soldier's spear ; 

Made his soul a sacrifice, 

For a sinful world he dies. 

Will you let him die in vain ? 

Still to death pursue your Lord ? 
Open all his wounds a^ain, 

Trample on his precious blood! 
No ! With all my sins I'll part ; 
Savior, take mv broken heart." 

NANCY WISE 
B /// Hill, Pa. 

J" or tht Companior.. 
Ilrofherly I <>w . 

It has been impressed apon my mind, sometime] 
to write something on the subject of oar near relationship 

as true brethren in Christ. And I (eel to pay, in the out- 
Bet, that, since I was received int. > the Brotherhood, it has 

Beamed to me that no other ties of aflnfty, aside from my 
own family, can ever be equal to that of lore to the breth- 
ren. 1 have ever felt that tobe ill-treated by a lirother in 
the Church, would lie Infinitely mure crushing than if it 
came from quite a near relation in the tle.-h. It is widely 
different with us, from those of other churches, who do 

not keep the commandment.- Cor in.-tillice : let us illu.-- 

: In the observance of the Baiutation, if 1 shuu! 

lute my brother time after time, and yet feel that he had 
wronged me, or was doing rerj wrong toward otl 
then, most truly, would 1 feel that I WSS acting the part 

rite i be \ ows we take before 
entering the told of Christ should i>e felt to ezchidi 
• r from such inset; yet,slss! slssfl m 

some instances such acts hai e bSM > .-minuted It \» oiild 

tobe beyond the power ofmsa's Imagination to 
comprehend, what would be lbs feelings of one i 
guilty of such an net. It Is, at the least, au eridenc* 
disputable, that one so doing is not right iu heart on 

i or the other, If the latter, it would seem thai lbs 
mind must bfl .-bloudcd in the »no I di | darkncj-o 

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Salvnlloii 

Our salvation is a complete one. <>ur great Deliv 
h:i ] made it so. lie came from heaven to this sin stain 
ed world foi that purpose and no other. lie la'. 
bard to redeem fallen humanity from under the f 
of a hroken law, He died the ignominious death of the 
cro8stha tall might again, hy obedience, hare a 
the tree OUg a' mbp gel alorig smoothly in 

the world being blessed with health and strength, and 
havi' »terod altogether upon' worldly 

affairs, or on intellectual \ i suits they little think they 
alvation. But tho heart is not at ease nov the 

loienoe at rest. Gold and silver sometimes satis! 
n it. When men become concerned about this salvation, 

whole universe will not satisfy them. The de/il 
can deceive, but he can not consolo or comfort. Though 
a man, under the dominion of his pjwer, should 2 
the whole World, he will torment his soul unto d 
If a man should pcrsue or advance in intellectual cul- 
ture until ho fully understood the whole nature of man, 
and beast, and every flyiug and creeping thing in the 
earth, and not accept tne plan of salvation which Jesus 
< 'hrist the Son of God has purchased with his own 
b'ood, he has no promise of eternal life. '"For Chri : 
has become the author of eternal 3a'vation to none but 
those who obey him." 

It is a great sahation. Paul says "how shall we es- 
cape if we neglect so great a salvation !" It is g 
because .lesus the Son of God who created tho heaven 
and earth purchased it with his own blood. We read 
in many places in the Bible of deliverance or salvation, 
which signifies the same thing but none is so great as 
the salvation by Jesus Christ. "Stand and see the sal- 
vation of God," Moses said tc the children of Israel, 
who were closely pursued and about to be captured by 
the Egyptians. And, notwithstanding the periilous 
condition that they were in they did stand, and saw a 
way to escape from their enomy. God caused the great 
ocean to divide asunder and let the children of Israel 

l through on dry ground. was not that a great 
salvation. And it was gladly accepted too. Of course 
tho children of Israel would have been very foolish to 
have stood aud allowed the Egyptians to slay them all, 
I willed this a great salvation, and so it is. And IJsup- 
poae all my readers acquainted with the history of that 
lamentable occasion will agree with me. Put it is net 
as great as our salvation ; the great gospel plan of sal- 
vation which .lesus Christ brought from heaven to save 
the whole human family. And the time was when the 
salvation by Jesus Christ was not near so great as it 
is now, it was once only extended to the dews. When 
Christ sent his Apostles out to preach his word he sent 
them to the Jews, or "the lost sheep of the house of Is- 
rael," and not to tho Gentiles. Bat it wis said "in 
Ilia ( < hrist** ) name shall the Gentile! trust." Ma f t. 12 : 
'ji. And after Christ was crucified after he bad 

itcc'ious blood, and died the ignominious death of 
the croes, and i oso from the dead, he gave his disciples 



: . 1 '. I . al! nations. Now "in every na- 
tion he that feareth God and worketh righteou-mess is 
ted with him." Yes the way to the Tree of life 
is now open, and by obedienco all can have access to 
/ever. how important then is salvation. 
Yet it \i only promised upon conditions. Without com- 
plying with the will of God it will benefit none. Man 
violated the law of his Maker and brought death upon 
tho whole human family, consequently u:an must again 
become obedient, to be saved from eternal damnation. 
But thank- lie to God, by complying with the will of 
heaven, man's condition will be hetter than if sin bad 
never entered into the world. Although here we have 
many trials and troubles to encounter beyond this vale 
of tears God has prepared a home for the righteous 
that shall never perish. They that baar their cross 
here shall forever wear a crown in glory. 

Sinner let me entreat you n-'t to refuse this great 
salvation. Suffer not youi to be deceived by tho 

enomy of your own souls. Serve satan no longe r. 

F. M.SNYDBB. 

De Gruff, Ohio. 

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I 1 or the Companion. 
The CouimlssiotL. 

Many of our dear ministering brethren, while traveling, 
report different places, stopped at, number of meetings, 
and number of additions to the church. This is proper: 
and 1 also believe that all friends feeling an interest in the 
, love to read such reports. I notice where brethren 
are standing ready to receive and welcome, is the place, 
where the brethren mostly stop. And it must be delight- 
ful to christian ministers traveling, to find brethren aud 
sisters in places they visit, to tarry and labor for the wel- 
"f precious souls. But affection for such should not 
■i as to neglect so many places, where the 
brethren, us yet, never made an effort. 

1 shall endeavor in my weak attempt, to direct my 
thoughts to our cities and towns. I consider those places, 
among many others, too much neglected by the Brethren 
The Brethren have a church in Philadelphia. And now 
I would aak, why not have ouc established in other large 
cities? Is it because the Brethren are afraid to go into 
the large cities of our land and preach up t he humble or- 
dinances of Jesus ? Lei us remember that dons said on 
one occasion to the people living in the city of Caperneum, 
when they wish him to tarry with them ; "I must preach 
the kingdom of God to other cities also, for therefore am 
1 M'nt." And the Apostles too, did not pass by the 
cities, but fearlessly proclaimed the gospel. We see oth- 
er christian a380CiaitOB8 fUlfiling the commission in going, 
but not in teaching of the all things, as the Savior direct- 
ed. Where is there n city, town,- or village, or even a 
country school-house, that thy have hoi endeavored to 
the uitermosl oftheir ability, to proselyte souls to their 
religion. ^\' liile we, who pr< fees to teach all things and 
practice them, come sborl in ful filing the commission, not 
only among all nations, but in our own land and country. 
There are tens of thousands of souls iu our cities through- 
out the branch. And that not only in the remotest parts, 
but right among us, that have but a faint, if any knowl- 
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only calls his ministers, but assigns thera their place, when 
he saitb, go preach the gospel to every creature. Were 
Christ to come among us now and give that command, 
personally to the church. We think we would all make 
a great effort to spread the gospel. The Savior is here in 
bia word, and that word La truth, clothed with power. 
And the time alloted for such a work, may not be long 
any more. And were it a thousand years yet, we should 
give heed to the command. May we all seriously medi- 
tate, and eome to the conclusion that it is a work for all 
of us, and be willing to lend a helping hand. 

D. A. HERTZ. 
llurnettxville, bid. 

Selected for the Companion. 
Speaking Well or Others. 

If the disposition to speak well of others were univer- 
sally prevalent, the world would become a place of com- 
parative bliss. The opposite disposition is the Pandora- 
box, which, when opened, fills every house and ever}' 
neighborhood with pain and sorrow. How many enmi- 
ties and heart-burnings flow from this source! How much 
happiness is interrupted and destroyed ! Envy, jealousy, 
and the malignant spirit of evil, when they find vent by 
the lips, go forth on their mission like foul fiends, to blast 
the reputation and peace of others. 

Every one has his imperfections ; and in the conduct 
of the best there will be occasional faults. It is a good 
rule, however, when th*re is occasion for fault-finding, to 
do it privately to the erring one. This may prove salu- 
tary. It is a proof of interest in the individual which 
will generally be taken kindly, if the manner of doing it 
is not offensive. The common and unchristian rule, on 
the contrary, is to proclaim the faults of others to all 
around but themselves. This is wrong because there is 
■no love in it, and one of the first of the great command- 
ments is, that we should love one another, and only in 
proportion as we do love and seek to do good to our a- 
sociates, shall we be rewarded with real enjoyment. Ah, 
I tell you, it in a hard and sad business, this looking up 
the faults and frailties of those by whom we are surround- 
ed! Better by far had we all try to hunt up their vir- 
tues and good cpjalities, because we shall he most likely 
to find in every one some that will improve us in Striving 
to imitate. Should you meet with a person in sorrow, 
give him a word of cheer ; you are weaving links in af- 
fection's chain that will not end with life. And if we are 
tempted to speak evil of another, call it to mind as a kind 
of help in the way of duty. 

What are other's faults to me, 

I 'vo not a vulture bill, 

To pick at every fault 1 see, 

A ml spread it wider still. 

It is enough for me to kn 

I 've follies of my own, 

Ami on my heart the can- I e-iuw, 

Ami let in \ friends alODfl 

MRS. MAGGIE \\ a LDSMJ Til 
X'Tth liberty, I ml. 

AiiMfter to Hroi Ik i Oh in li<»rt'« Qserj ■ 

Our brother desires an explanation ofthc 80th, 81 t, a 

SSnd verses of the tth chapter <>:' Matt. The San 
our Savior, in that part of the chapter which g 



to the brother's query, was evidently spoken in reference 
to the destruction of Jerusalem- See '.i~ and 3S v< 
of 23 chapter and 1 and 2 verse of 24 chapter. Prom I 
28 verse to the end of the chapter, he speaks relative to his 
second coming and the end of the world. The 20th \ 
reads, ''But pray yo that your flight be not in the winter, 
neither on the Sabbath day." Brother Ohmhert wishes 
to know, "what flight ? and where to ''. The L6tt) verse 
contains the desired answer : viz. From "Judca" or Je- 
rusalem, ''Into the mountains.*' 

By the Savior's language, his disciples, no doubt, well 
understood that they would be permitted to escape from 
the city, even when they already saw "the abomination 
of desolation stand in the holy place." And such was 
indeed the case. The abomination of desolation, by which 
is understood the Roman Army, under the command of 
Cestius Gallus first laid siege to Jerusalem. "But in a 
mariner that surprised every one, when ye could I. 
taken the city, turned about and fled ; leaving the way 
open for those who believed in Jesus to "flee to the moun- 
tains." He was afterward.-i succeeded by Taspasian, 
whose son Titus continued the siege until Jerusalem was 
finally destroyed It was while Titus was besieging the 
city that there was "great tribulation." A.c The reader 
will find, in part, how great that tribulation was by r 
ing the "Closing scene of the fall of .Jerusalem," on page 
673 of Companion, vol. 5. In addition to which, I will 
give an extract from Josephus, the Jewish historian ; re- 
lating chiefly to the great destruction of human life, lie 
.Manneus told Titus that there had been "no fewer 
than a hundred and fifteen thousand eight hundred and 
eighty dead bodies carried out through the one gate, 
which was entrusted to his care, in the interval beta 
the 14th day of the month Xanthicus, and the 1st of the 
month Banemus : about 3 mouths and a half. Others 
told him also that "no fewer then six hundred thousand 
were thrown out at the gates, though still the number of 
the rest could not be discovered ; and they told him 
further that whe:i they were no longer able to carry out 
the dead bodies of tbe poor, tbey laid their corpses on 
heaps in very large houses ami shut them up therein." 

To give a description of the extreme suffering to which 
thev were reduced by famine would lie, indeed, wondl 
and if those days Bbould be long continued, "there should 

no flesh be saved ;"' all the Inhabitants would inevits 
have perished. 

.1 II. WARSTLER. 

A J'ltrc, In, I. 

■•there. 

The mirror >. more truthfully reflect the matures 

of the face, than does the child tho moral lineament 
the mother. We know the character of the mother when 
we have learned that of the child who has grown up 
her feet, and walked with her DO ig thehti 

hold paths The mother's words, and .-mile- and ei 

pie.- and manifold inilic tfbed b) the heart 

the child ; am: I the dl 

raindrops ami Bunljgbt, giving thom all forth again in bud 
ami blossom ami rich fruit again in after tl i . 

the chihl's manhood or womanhood yield back her . 

ill fulness in ■ line 

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for the Companion. 



The Morning-Mar. 

By 1). B. Mentzer. 

In the natural order of creation, the morning- 
Mar is the harbinger of day. "When the sun of 
nature looms over the orient hills, and takes its 
first peep aver the waking world, the morning- 
Btax is invisible. But how bright, cheerful and 
beautiful is that star just before the dawn ol day ! 
llow it stands like a sure prophet, prophesying 
of the coming day ! How significant its upward 
coursp ] But this is Nature's morning-star. 

There is another morning-star. It is the 
Morning-star of heaven. This is the Star ot 
which the Uevelator writes, llev. 2: 28; and 
this is the Star of which your unworthy writer 
is writing. The Holy Scriptures, which are the 
Word of God, contain heaven, so to speak ; or 
the prospectus of heaven. Yea, it is the gate of 
heaven to the soul. And as the morning-star of 
Nature is to our bodies, so is the Morning-star 
of heaven to our souls. (I write to Christians.) 
We weie in the dark : we were so enveloped in 
the darkness of sin that there was not so much 
as a bright star to give us light. Our souls were 
shrouded in the darkness of condemning guilt. 
AN e turned and saw a Star in the East. O how 
our anxious souls hailed its rising. How bright 
was its appearing ! How it cheered us ! How 
joyful we feel as we view it rising higher and 
higher ! How it makes us hope ibr the dawn of 
the full day when the glorious, eternal Son of 
Righteousness shall appear to us in the firma- 
ment of "the New Earth !" Come, O sacred 
day. 

"I will give him the Morning-star." What a 
gracious promise ! () my yoke-mates in Jesus, 
( ,ii you appreciate the grace and preciousness ot 
this promise ? Does it not become all the more 
bo as you continue to contemplate it? 

But what is meant by this morning-star 1 and 
to whom is the promise ol it % If you do not 
know, they will become themes of deep consid- 
eration. But 1 trust you have received the 
Morning-star, ibr the promise is to the faithful 
believer. If you have Christ in you as youi 
hope of glory, you have received the Morning- 
star. It you have ceased your baneful rebellion 
against ( tad ar.d his c 

\<mr all to I ■ ice, and iind it your me; t and 

drink to do his will, jour soul has the Morning- 



star. If you have received Christ as your all- 
suilicient Savior, and you love and obey him, 
you have that star. If you have the light of 
Christ and his pure word in you, you have the 
Morning-star — you have Christ, and his fadeless 
glories in prospect— heaven and its joys in hope. 
But not only the living have this Morning- 
star. "The dead in Christ" have it. The Chris- 
tian's mortal body may moulder back to origi- 
nal dust, but the soul continues to have its 
Morning-star. To the dead in the Lord this 
Star is the hope of resurrection unto life, but to 
the living it is "the hope of glory." And as the 
morning-star is the earnest of daylight, so ours 
is the earnest and immutable pledge of his eter- 
nal inheritance. If we have it our salvation is 
begun ; yea, we are saved. Our joys are of a 
heavenly nature and differ only in degree. Our 
present joys are a fortaste of those over yonder, 
in the Land of Promise. But when this taberna- 
cle falls, and our souls will be forever released 
from earth and it sorrows, then we will enjoy 
the full joys we anticipate. The Morning-star 
will then have brought on the full day of eterni- 
ty. Suffering and service will then be exchang- 
ed for the joys of our Lord. O happy day ! — 
The race will then be run. The prize which 
we held in view will then be won. The reward, 
which was certain and great, will then be receiv- 
ed. And the foretaste of glories unrevealed will 
then be exchanged for the fruition of the great, 
and glorious promises of our Heavenly Father. 

Christian pilgrim ! Do you have trials ? Keep 
the right, and meet your trials courageously. — 
You are engaged in a warfare. The war lasts 
long ; and so terrible is it that it is not safe for 
you to lay your weapons down for an hour ; yea 
for a moment. The enemy is incessantly on the 
alert to attack you. But fight on. Though 
you should grow weary, give not ground, but 
think of the day about to dawn, — think of what 
that bright morning-star foretells. Bear up, and 
be not discouraged nor weary. There is a rest 
reserved for you. A reward awaits your arrival 
at the door ot glory. A crown, bright as the 
Morning-star, v. ill be given you; and not to you 
only, but to all the faithful. You are now in 
the conflict, and in outer that you may gain the 
vieti i m'USt triumph. The wilderness of 

trial is on this side of Canaan, and you have 
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overcome. But faint not; contend lawfully; 
bear up composedly; and press forward with 
boldness and courage. Home is near. Victory 
is sure. You are a soldier, and let the hope of 
triumph cheer you. Behold the Morning-star 
Let it cheer your soul, and let it attract vol 
did the Star of Bethlehem the wise men. May 
it guide and cheer in your journey of trial and 
conflict, and soon its glory will rest upon you. — 
It simply shows this world is not yours — not 
your home. It is not the christian's shelter. It 
is a place of discipline, trial and conflict. Dan- 
gers are on every side. Enemies are prowling 
or lurking around to deceive or destroy. The 
world, the flesh, and the devil are to be over- 
come, and to such as overcome is the premise. — 
They are away trom home. Here is no perfect 
rest. We are strangers and pilgrims. Our ex- 
alted destiny and high calling should absorb our 
whole interest. But, how many forget ! Many 
professed Christians live for the world and for 
i'iiiik. Many are doing nothing lor God! and 
seem scarcely in earnest lor themselves ! They 
do not enjoy religious converse. Tliey are sel- 
dom seen in the house ol worship. Tin y Been 
never to have seen the Morning-star nor heard 
of it. friends of Jesus, can we think of /ail- 
ing into such a state? May God forbid. Look 
around, and up! See the Morning-star rising 
in glory ! How it sparkles, and spreads its rays 
far and wide! Up and up, it aspires, bringing 
on the dawn ol day ! Love and imitate Christ, 
and you will have it, your glorious hope. It is 
an emblem ol your reward. You are born from 
ahove, therefore, let it wean you lrom earth. — 
You are a citizen of heaven. Crowns and throne- 
are yours. Can you lore the world? and li>- for 
it? Be consistent. Ye who love the Morning- 
star, lift up your heads, for the day will short- 
ly dawn. Array yourselves in thfl beautiful gar- 
ments ofitghtetmsiMM^ i~ul m \M • you ready for. 

the rally dawn. And ye who haw no 
oeived the Star of the Mom k for it. — 

> pi the Serip'ui. ." for in them you will 
find llim. W B1< H d is he that readeth." 

Wdytu iboro, Fa. 






lt<>|{4-m-rutiuii. 

Itegeneration u that work of the Holy 

by which the soul. pre dead in cre- 

ated anew in Christ unto righteousness: It i-< 



expressed in scripture by being "born from 
above," John 3: 3 — 7; becoming a "new crea- 
ture," 2 Cor. 5:17; being "quickened to a new 
life of holiness," lv/a. 2:1; having Christ form- 
ed in the heart, Gal. 4: 19; and being made 
partaker of the divine nature, 2 Pet. 1:4; the 
sole author of this change is the Holy Spirit. 
John 1 : 12. 13, 3, 4; Eph. 2: 8—10; and he 
effects it ordinarily by the instrumentality of 
gospel truth, 1 Cor. 4 : 15 ; 1 Pet. 1 : 23 ; in 
this change the moral image of God is brought 
back into tne soul, and the principle of supreme 
love to him and unselfish love to our neighbors 
is implanted. Regeneration, producing faith. 
accompanied by justification, and by actual holi- 
ness of life, or sanctification begun, and complet- 
ed when the "babe in Christ" reaches in heaven 
"the fulness of the stature of the perfect man" 
in him. In Matt. 19 : 28, regeneration means 
Christ's making all things new. In Titus 3 : •">, 
"the washing ol regeneration" denotes the puri- 
fying work of the Holy Spirit in the new birth. 
Psalm. 51 : 10. Create in me a clean heart. 0, 
God ; and renew a right spirit within me. I 
kiel 11 : 19, 1 will give them one heart, and a 
new spirit in you will 1 give, and will take ;. 
your stony heart and will give you a fleshy heart, 
in your bodies. 1 Cor. 3: 13. Every mans work 
shall be made manliest ; for the day shall 
clareit; because it shall be revealed by fire; 
and the fire shall try every man's work of w 
sort it is. 

Being born again ; a haoge in the heart 

of a sinner by the power of the If !\ Spirit. 

as that something is done in us, and for us 
which we cannot do (or ourselvi s. ! 
change, or else such a term a< "the new birth." 
or "a new creation," or "a resurrection,'" would 
not be proper. The greats* ss of tl 'r\i^> 

consists in passing "from d light;*' 

I by "passing from death to tile." 5 
bath, he quickened, who were d>.u\ in h 

tnd sins. God takes away the heart ol Bt 
and iriv. rt Ol flesh. lint this inge 

of the whole man. In the understanding th 

ght instead of darkness. In the afl d 
there is love instead of enmity. An inward 
change. It will indeed produce an i 
ohati) 

• inn.ii ion i 



. 1 1 1 ' I) , l ! 1 1 1 ! i 



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in the spirit of* our mind." Eph. 4: 23. "Man 
lookcth at the outward appearance ; but God 
looketh on the hdart." God has promised to 
■ his people "anew heart." Without this 
te is no true change. "So a man may seem 
by one or two actions to be a changed man ; but 
the inward spring being amiss, it is but a de- 
ceit." 

M ny people abstain from some sins, and per- 
iorm duties lor the sake of health, reputation or 
profit. The prineiple of a new creature is faith 
— faith working by love ; and this abides. But 
having the Spirit of God within him, and the 
life of God in his soul, grace is as "a well of wa- 
ter, springing up into everlasting life." The 
glory of God is the end of the new man. 

Nothing is a greater evidence of being born 
in, than to be taken off the old centre of self, 
and to aim at the glory of God in everything : 
whether we eat or drink, whether we are in pri- 
vate or public, whether we are engaged in re- 
ligious or common affairs, to desire and aim sin- 
cerely at the glory of God ; we are not our own, 
but bought with a price, we are to glorify God 
with our body, soul, and spirit, all of which are his. 
That the new birth is such a change namely ; a 
universal change, and inward change, will plain- 
ly appear if we see the alteration it makes in a 
person's views and apprehensions. He has new 
thoughts of God, of himself, of the world, of eter- 
nity, of Jesus Christ, and of all divine ordinan- 
ces. 

Sinners to you is the call now. Do you think 
that outward reformation, or morality, or relig- 
ious professions, are sufficients All these are 
far short of this inward spiritual change. You 
must be born again, or you can never go to heav- 
en. And can you bear the thought of living 
shut out! Put the question to yourself. "Can 
I dwell with everlasting burnings'? Can I en- 
dure eternal darkness? Can I bear to be eter- 
nally separated irom the blessed God V O that 
you may be so deeply convinced of the immedi- 
ate necessities of this change, that you may, ere 
you sleep this night, fall down on your knees 
before God, and earnestly desire him to make 
you a new creature. Ask without delay — to- 
day God will hear you. 

And as for you, my brethren and sisters, who 
have experienced this blessed change, forget not 
to give the glory to God, and take the comfort 



to yourselves. Then heaven is yours. The right- 
eousness of Christ is your title to it. Thank 
God for it, we are renewed for this very purpose 
that we should show forth his praise. God has 
made us to differ from the mass of man kind. — 
He has made us sons of God and heirs of glory 
— "heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus 
Christ." Oh let us be concerned to live and 
walk as renewed persons ; so shall we prove the 
reality of the change ; adorn the Gospel, edify 
our neighbor and glorify God. 

A. T. Snyder. 
Kingwood. 

— ■ _a>^ •-•■». _ — 

••As a Little Child." 

While gazing upon sleeping innocence I 
thought ; what a beautiful subject is the spirit- 
ual life of a child, as Christ develops it, when 
he sets this little one forth and says, "Humble 
yourself like that !" And how it should incite 
us to nurture the spiritual natures of our chil- 
dren. 

Oh, man, chafing with pride ; tremulous with 
passion, too haughty to repent, too ignorant of 
your own welfare to stoop for a moment and bow 
down in penitent prayer. 

Oh, man, running a wild career of passion, 
shame, and wrong, would that thou wouldst con- 
sent to be a little child ; come back in lowly pen- 
itence and lie in the arms of the Almighty, Oh, 
in this trust, in this confidence are the springs 
of our relations with God ; the relations that he 
is endeavoring to establish. And without this 
confidence there is no peace, no hope, no com- 
fort, and no enjoyment. There is say-so relig- 
ion : there is life-service , there is cant and pre- 
tense : and there are heavy burdens : but there 
is no real, heart-felt, spontaneous religion with- 
out full assurance and confidence in God's love. 
The holiest saint that prays to God, must be 
like the infant in its mother's arms. We must 
all come into its mother's arms. We must all 
come into the child-like condition. "For of such 
is the kingdom of heaven. 

MOLLIE BlLBRET. 

Hudson, llh. 

A lull to < niivcr siou 

Continued from page 21. 

I beseech you now, that instead of quarreling with 

God unil with his word, you will presently receive it, and 

use it for your good. All you that are yet unconverted, 

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long be converted er i a no otLcr way 

but to turn, or die. When God, that cannot lie, bath told 
you this ; when you hear it from the Maker and judge of 
the world, it is limp for him that hath car., to hear. By 
this time you may .-,ce what you have to mi.-' to. — 
Vouari-li.it dead and condemned men, except you wiil 

oqverted. Should I tell you otherwise, i should de- 
ceive yon with a li ! I hide this l'rom you, i should 
undo you, ami be guilty of your blood. "When J say to 
the wicked man, wicked man thou shall surely die : if 
tbon dOfel not speak to warn the wicked from I 
that wieked man -hall die in his iniquity ; bur I 
will I require at thine ham; then, though this be a 
rough and unwelcome doctrine, it is such as we must 
teach; and you must bear. It is easier to bear of hell 
then feel it. If your a did not require it, we 
would not gull your tender ears with truths thai leem ba 

b and grievous. Hell would not be so full, if people 
were but willing to know their ease, and to bear and 
think of it. The reason v by so few escape ii, i- i 
they .strive not to enter in at the strait gate of conwi 
and go the narrow way of holiness, while they 1 . 
and they strive not becausethcy are not awakened to a 
lively Feeling of the danger they are in ; ami "hey an; not 
awakened because tbey are l ioth to bear or think of it : 
and that is partly through foolish tenderness and carnal 
self-love, and partly because they do not well believe the 
word that threatenetii it. If you will not thoroughly be- 
lieve this truth, methinks the weight of it shorn 1 fiorco 
you to remember it, and it should follow J I give 

you no rest till you arc converted. If you bad be: 
beard this word by the voice of an angel, ''Thou rou 
converted, or condemned ; turn, or die :' would it 
stick in your mind, and haunt you night and dav 

that iri' your sinning yon would remember it, a.- if the 
voice were still in your ears, "turn or die ;" O happy were 
your soul if it might thus work with you and never he 
forgotten, or let you alone till it have driven hi 

heart to God. Hut if you will cast ii out by forgelfr 
or unbelief, bow can it work to your conver 
vation ? Hut take this with V J " tr> your borrow, Lh 
you may put this out of your mind, you cannot pui. ii out 
of the Bible, but there it will stand as a seated truth, 
which you shall, experimentally kn< er, that there 

is no other way but "turn or die, ' (> who 
then that the hearts ofsLUnerd are not pierced wi:h 
u weighty truth : A man would think bow, thai 
unconverted oulthal i a rs these words should bo prick- 
to the bran, and think with himself, Tl. 

and never be quiet till he found b i Be* 

lievo it, tkna drowsy carolese t< mper « ill 
Conversion and< nnnati m are b ith awak i.- 

ing thin ■ and on< i f them n ill make 

it a- tiul\ as if 1 saw it wit! . 

either grace or bell Bbortlj bring th< • the 

quick, and make you -ay "What have I done? V. 

foolish, u ickod c iun I taken?" TL 

tbo stupl I state ol \\ ill last but a little 

soon as tbej cither turn or die, the presomptuoa dream 

will be at an end, and then tl and fee 

return. 

Bui 1 fore se Lbore are two tbioi 
harden the unconverted, ami maki 
except they can bo taken out of the waj j and Li 



misun tiro won ieked and 

turn. Some will think to themselves, it is true, the wick- 
ed must turn or di" : 'out what i.- that to me, 1 am not 
I am a sin nor, all nfcn .. I will 

think, it is true that we must turn from our evil v. 
but I am turned long ago ; I hope Ibis j- nqt now to <!<>. 
And thus while wicked men think they are not wicked, 
but are ahreadj eo»\ i. nt lose all our labor in per- 
suading them to turn. I shall therefore, before I go anv, 
further, tell you here who are meant by the wicked ; and 
who ihey are that must turn or die; and also what is 
meant by turning, and who they are that are truly ci n- 
verted. Ai.d this I have purpo$i red t6r this 

place, preferring the method that tits my end. And here 
you may observe, that in the sense of the views a wicked 
man ami a converted man are contraries. No man is a 
wicked man that is, converted ; and no man is a converted 
that is wicked : i o that to be a wicked man and to 
be an u:;. ■on verted man, is all one ; and therefore in open- 
le, we shall open both; 

J. s. isir.kii \i; r 
FA Dbrado) l'o. 

T<> he c'ontlh 

A «;oo<l Witv. 

Tbo following sentences from Arch-bishop Seel 
"Wedding Ring? are worth reading twice : 

••ila>! thou a soft heart? — it is of God's breakiag. Ila-i 
thou a sweet wife? — -be i ■ d'fl making. The He- 

brews have a saying, 'He is not a man that bath not a 
woman. Though man alone be good, yet it is not ■ 
thai man should be clone. Every good and every perfect 
gift is from above." A wife, though she be not « i>. 
gift. Is a good gift, a beam darted from the Sun of niorcv. 

How happy are tho-e marriages where Christ is at the 
wedding! Let hodc but Ihoso who have found fav 

irs. Busbftl Id throw 

a ma arity over tb •' infirm?! 

snuff Husbands 

•mid provoke one another to love; and they .-; 
b>V( 'andin,' provocations. Th( 

of love >!: . 

grew in the garden of Kden. G 
I childn 

1 such a help 
let In . bath 

■s kind io the bad 

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that billet b 

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^ae t»cri»orbcitc Xvurfd). 

"M.inntlirr- .libt H birr ;n V.iub 
IMfl', tic |ld> Devtf$l iinincn. 
Tic iibrr, ri ivcWV grofc 3dMitt'! 
.'(nn Btfrl Dcutfu) (rfen (fatten. 

.'lint' ift tic Sftra$t gar |U iddfrbt, 
ii( (ikbc T cuttdu- fttbmt. 
©ubtfAfd nrniit iii.in ten Sttefrltnetbt 
Unt 2Pi"Mcii 3?Ud)jlabtrttt. 

Tfr ®au] bat gat flrg articft, 

^inffl laut ;icfri]\tcn, 
3<$ dab 1 jura fiMnfcow naiuvicblicft, 
3Wd gitbfc bar/ id* am <">ifri>ni. 

ffiffl rufct now ten Xatic rein, 
34 bab' badSradftP rebic; 
Vaji bO(b bad vide 8B6lppfH frill, 

"Die $erfN yeben ftitic. 

8ifd)ur, tai (Staucr ift forftrrbt, 
Dftobrt, id> bab'o geff^ne: 
SBafl tbun tic StttM bci ten 9tfib, 

Abu' mir fell now crplcnc. 

3P r>< uid>t cine 2dmnt' unt 3d)macb, 
lafs man jut nicbt .lenirct^ 
Unt unfit KbonetcutjVbf «prad) 
®0 fd>auteibaft tvaftirct ! 

Tvum rrutfcftc Vcbvcr, fern unt nab, 
IBott't nteiiic SNtt' crbbrcu, 
Ten leutfdM-nin Smerifa 
Tic rciue 3cracbc Icbrcn. 

2orcdU [a unt ncin fur vci unb no, 
2tatt fiden fagri fcblagttt; 
Unt ftatt tciu cu;Uifd>cn HMttfcett 
.Mount ibr bo$ getl^tt fagCB. 

Uub-^infcl ifi ja gar feiu Sort, 
2ored>t $ubttet otcr .»>cnuen; 
8ucb, ©radfejl burfct ibr binfort 
Cad ^riibftiicf uid>t mcbr nenncn. 

Hid Deutfd) 1 ibr jifberen fcit, 
5tttdDrurfd}c foul ibr blcibcn ; 
Xrum lernet ricbtui jctcr Jeit, 
Xcutfd> foremen, lefeu, fd>reibcn. 



'•Mraiuing at a Gnat." 

Two noted Greek pirates were once 
captured and condemned to death at 
Malta. It was observed that the beef 
■ad anchovies among the store- of I 
captured English ship had alone re- 
mained untouched. They were asked 
the cense of this singular procedure, 
and replied thai it eras the time ofthe 

fast of their churcD. They 
would nut commit such a sin astast- 
Ingfishof flesh. They were plunder- 
ing and murdering men, women, nnd 



helpless children, but they would not 
transgress the canons of their church 
by eating meat upon mat-day. They 
looked to their strict observance of 
thinga as a merit for which God 
would gnat them succes in their in- 
famous work. 

A man came down from the hills to 
a Neapolitan priest to confess a sin 
which lay heavy upon his conscience 
lii the busy season of Lent, while en- 
gaged in making cheese, some ofthe 
whey had fallen upon his lips, and, 
miserable man that he was, he had 
swallowed it. 

"Free my distressed conscience," be 
besought, "from its agonies by absolv- 
ing me from my guilt," 

"Have you no other sins to con- 
fess?" asked the prie.-t. 

"No, I do not know that I have 
committed any other." 

"We often hear of robberies and 
murders committed in your mountains. 
Have you never been concerned in 
these ?" 

"Yes, but all of us do these things. 
We never account them as crimes 
needing confession and absolution." 

We may smile at such a type of 
conscientiousness, but if we search 
strictly our own hearts, may we not 
find there some similar "straining at 
a gnat," which with our greater light, 
is far more inexcusable?" Are we 
not all tempted to think more of a 
strictly outward observance of our 
religious duties, than deep, inward, 
hourly communion with Jesus? — S. 
S. Times. 



fOUTH'S DEPARTMENT 

Who Mill Tell. 

Who among the many young 
readers of the Companion will first 
ascertain and report to the Editor, 
in what part of the Bible the follow- 
ing chapter is found. 

Iiosn: SffOKSBBOtU 

New Enter}>rise, Pa. 

1. 'And it came to pass after 
these things, thac Abraham sat in 
tho door of his tent, about the going 
down of the sun. 

2. And behold a man, bowed 
with age, came from tho way of the 
wilderness leaning on a staff. 

3. And Abraham arose and met 
him, and said unto him. "Turn in, 
I pray thee, and wash thy feet, and 
tarry all night, and thou ehalt arise 



early on the morrow, and go on thy 
way." 

1. But the man said 'Nay, for I 
will obide under this tree." 

5 And Abraham pressed him 
greatly, so he turned and they went 
into the tent, and Abraham baked 
unleavened bread, and they did eat. 

G. And when Abraham saw that 
the man blessed not God, he said 
unto him, "Wherefore dost thou not 
worship the most high God, creator 
of heaven and earth T\ 

7. And the man answered and 
said, '"I do not worship the God thou 
speakest of, neither do I call upon 
his name ; for I have made to my- 
self a God, which abideth always in 
mine house, and provideth me with 
all things." 

8. And Abraham's zeal was kind- 
led against the man, and he arose 
and fell upon him, and drove him 
forth with blows into the wilderness. 

9 And at midnight God called 
unto Abraham, saying "Abraham 
where is the stranger ?" 

10 And Abraham answered and 
said, "Lord, he would not worship 
thee, neither would he call upon thy 
name : therefore have I driven him 
out from before my face into the 
wilderness." 

11 And God said, "Have I borne 
with bim these hundred ninety and 
eight years, and nourished him, and 
clothed him, notwithstanding his re- 
bellion against me and couldest not 
thou, that art thyself a sinner, bear 
with him one night ?" 

12 And Abraham said, "Let not 
the anger of the Lord wax hot against 
his servants ; lo ! I have ainnci ; 
lo ! I have sinned ; forgive me I 
pray thee."' 

10 And Abraham arose, and went 
forth into the wilderness, and sought 
diligently for the man, and found 
him, and returned with him to the 
tent : and when he had entreated 
him kindly, he sent him away on the 
morrow with gifts. 

11 And God spake again unto 
Abraham, saying, "For this thy sin 
shall thy seed be afliicted four hun- 
dred years in a strange land ; 

15. *• Hut for tliy repentance will I deliver 
them ; ami they shall come forth with power, 
and with ^Induces of heart, and with much 

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Tyrone City, Pa., Feb. 15, 1STO 
Answers to Correspondents. 

"A Little Slow." You are excu- 
sable for being slow, but, really, broth- 
er, the excuse was not suflicient, in 
our estimation. Let us look at it. If 
your reasons were lawful — or just — 
for you, they would have been for 
all. >»ow suppose all would have 
done as you did, where would we be 
to-day A paper that you admit you 
"love to read," and that is hailed with 
gladness by hundreds and thousands 
of readers, would have been left with- 
out a patron, just because it had the 
courage to stand up for the rights of 
its patrons, and defend itself against 
its opposers. 

Again. Perhaps you are a minis- 
ter — and for all we know, a bishop. 
You preach what you believe to be 
the truth. Yery well. You preach 
from the words "The love of money 
is the root of all evil." You show 
the sin of coveto*usness. The ".-hoc 
fits" some among your congregation. 
They take it home, and they stay 
there. Next time you preach on Pride, 
and hit a few others, who also stay 
at home. Perhaps at another time 
you show up the sin of neglecting fam- 
ilies, and each delinquent in turn re- 
to give ear to any farther re- 
proof. In this case, and in this way, 
would you be likely to effect a speedy 
reform? You say, "no"; and herein 
we agree. Just so it is with our pa- 
per. If, just so soon as we expose 
and oppose what we believe to be an 
evil, we are to be dropped by all who 
are directly or indirectly COB fleeted 
with it, or intimately related to those 
who are, then indeed we may expert 

to drift rapidly down the common 

current to corruption. We know it 
i< not pless&rit to bo under the bam- 
in' r of conviction; yet w have had 
1o endure it, and will do so until the 
park of droflfl baa been driven 
away. 

We give you the welcoming hand, 
and hope we shall never part again. 



We all expect to go to heaven, and 
we ought to be fully reconciled here. 
If not, one or the other will be reject- 
ed. One thing we know, he that is 
right, he that is just, he that is right- 
eous will be accepted. May we all 
labor to attain to that blessed end — 
"even unto holiness, withoutwhich no 
one shall see the Lord." 

Jacob Bare. "William owed 80 
cents on last year. That will leave 
70 cents to be credited to you, and 
pay your paper to C-32. 

S. W. Bollinger. Can tell better 
when I read it. If good it will be ac- 
ceptable. 

S. A. Wai.kkr. We overlooked D. 
S. Fisher, accidentally. Have sent 
him the back numbers. 

D. X. Yotiiers. He will not think 
it too dear when he has read it awhile. 
You have taken the right plan. There 
are few who read the Companion that 
do not admire it. 

S. T. Bossek.man. You need not 
send them back. Give them to some 
one to read, and they bring in others. 

D. J. Mveks. Neither will you be 
without the Pious Youth for twice its 
cost when you become acquainted 
with it. Have sent you a package of 
specimens, and hope to hear Bubslan- 
tudhj from you before a great while. 
Question -.. Q uestious that are de- 
sired to Di answered by the editor 
Bhould be so specified. 

I. N. Crosswait. It was our fault: 
beg pardon. It will be all right now. 
Brother Jesse CrosHrhlte i- booked 
for this year. 

\ H. <i 4B1 . Half-price will do un- 
der the circumstances, though it can 
hardly be of much advantage to us. 
But if it docs him good it will pay. 

E Williams. The "reminder" 

baa been accepted and the erroi 
■ !. JTou are not to blame 

W.m ii Baily. According to our 

book it would I" 1.1 s To 

I ;,n ;.. ti,.- end of Volume 
Cum- 1 1 w Qooi), You ure right 

i [ J oil the hack No-, and hope 

for forri\ '■■ 



Subject. Yes, sir; every article 
ought to have some point, purpose, or 
subject in it, sufficiently distinctive to 
be placed above it as a heading : even 
down to queries. The case now be- 
fore us more directly refers to queries. 
These are frequently headed by "an- 
swer to brother or sister," &c We 
prefer that they should be headed by 
the subject or point they comprehend. 
They may then point to the querist, 
and the page on which the query is 
published &c If there be no definite 
subject let the heading be "On John 
3 : 11," or what it may be. And we 
prefer that the writer should select the 
heading for his articles. If he can find 
no subject or point in his own compo- 
sition, how can it be expected that we 
shall find any ? First decide what 
you will write upon ; then what you 
will say. And when you have said 
what you know, then stop, without any 
excuse or apology. And if you have 
anything to say to the editor, write it 
on a separate paper, and not on (he 
back of your communication. This 
is a very reckless habit. Write every 
item on a separate slip of paper. 

W\i. Sadler. But you sent 
names, did you not ? 

Bknj. BlMHOOr. We are out of 
the 86 cent Revised New Testament 

Will be on soon. The Youth has been 

sent. 

The above have Urn ihoved out 

for Several week- The l>ook> have 
now been sent, and Wehasca sup- 
ply of the i". ok- remaining, subject to 

order. 

Kisiiks in the Akk. 
"DM Noah take fishes itilo thr Ark ! This 
has been a subject of discussion ai 
Please ana* I 

\\ e think he did Hot, lor the follow - 

I. Because they are not mention- 
ed in the n ' that event V\ | 
are told that God said : "1 w ill destroy 

both man and beast, and the creeping 

things, and the fowls of the mr " 

not mentiom d v > 
to take into the Ark \\ ith him, M tWO 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



of i . of fowls after their 

kind, ana of cattle after their kind, of 

recr/iog thing of the earth nftir 

kind *' N<> fishes montiobcd. We 

told there went into the Ark with 

Noah; h - ' ory bcasi 

after his kilid, and all the rattle after 

their kind, and every Creeping li 

tho h upon the earth after liis 

kind, and every fowl after bis kind, 

No Us] 

Of he flooil we are told 

that "all flc-h died that moved upon 

!:. both of fowl, and of cattle, 

I of beast, and of every creeping 

thing that creepeth upon the earth, 

■ r all in whose nostrils 

- the breath of life, of all that was 

in ihe dry land, died.*' Fishes were 

not injti 

Tl. From the nature of the case. 
1. The waters received no part of the 
curse, hence the inhabitants thereof 
were not required to suffer. 2. The 
destructive element was the source of 
their existence. 3. The Ark could not 
have contained them, as the great Le- 
viathan alone would have filled it. 
SPILLED, We do not admire, and 
.< r use the word spilt in reference 
to the Mood of the Savior. Spilt em- 
braces the idea of being wasted or 3e- 

I :. w h'eh cannot he said of the 
Mood of redemption. We prefer 'shed,' 
bul avoid holh, unless actually re- 

■ ■!. 

I.illle I'hiii-s 

Minutes are hut a very short space 
of time, and yci they help to make up 
the hours, days, and months. It takes 
but a very short time to read a letter, 
if it is .-hott and. plainly written. It 
takoa hut a short time to liud a sub- 
Bcriber's name on our liookn w hen we 
know who we are to took for, and what 
1 takes hut a short time 
to liud an extra number of Conijtanion, 
containing a certain article when we 
know in what _Y ml Volume it 

published, And then it ■ 
(»n.\ • id that nun. 

'l'ii. ouch. But a dozen make 

nearly twi . and four 



that amount make.- a dollar. 

We delight in accommodating our 

friend.-, and will do it even at a .-;n-ri- 
i.ut we will gjve them an <//./„, ,-. 
turiity at I. are us t'ne sacrifice. 

We have the facilities for offording 
much information to our patrons, be- 
sides that which belongs directly to 
our business, ami are willing, even de- 
sirous of imparting anything that may 
he of advantage to any of our fellow 
creatures, but there is a possibility of 

overdoing a good thing. It will he 
seen that if these little favors amount 
to so much as to demand extra assist- 
ance in our oflice, that they will no 
longer he small things to us. To meet 
thi.- demand we propose simply that 
our friends eontrihute a trifle for each 
item they require. If you want a 
Mother's or sister's address, send 
us the postage for return letter by all 
menus. And a few pennies for our 
trouble, while they would he hut a 
very insignificant amount — and per- 
haps will appear to some almost too 
triflingto mention — to those wdio give, 
they would amount to a substantial 
item in a year. "Little and often fills 
ihe pur.-e." This applies only to ex- 
tras. We ask nothing for correcting 
our own errors, or accidents. 



Brother P. R. Mcrt/.. Rl Paso, Ills., 
wishes to know whether there are 
any Brethren in the southern part of 
.Missouri, or northern counties of Ar- 
kansas. 

Itre11ireu*ftTuiiruii(l Iljuiu Book. 

Our proposition to publish the above 
work is meeting with almost univer- 
sal approbation. In regard to the va- 
rious inquiries concerning it, by the 
different correspondents, in this week's 
paper, and others, we will say, that 
any selection from any of the popular 
Sacred Music Hooks, need not he cop- 
ied. Give the name of the Book, the 
name of the tune, and the page 00 
which it stands, and the No. of the 
hymn in the Brethren'.- Hymn Book 
with which it is desired to he placed. 
We have the Christian Minstrel, Ilar- 



nionia Eeelesia, .1 u veuile M iustrel, and 
several more of J. B. Aikin's works, 
and our musical editor, brother Ben- 
jamin Funk, of Virginia, no doubt has 
many more. 

We shall give, generally, three parts 
to a tune. 

We expect to adopt the characters 
used in the Christian Harp and Song 
Crowned King. 

The characters used in J. B. Aikin's 
works arc patented — that is the three 
new characters viz : Hoc, Kay, Sic, 
and cannot be used by any other than 
the proprietor, Mr. T. K. Collins of 
Philadelphia. But pieces may be cop- 
ied for us after his system, or in the 
Round Note system, if the Key Note 
be distinctly named. 



We learn through brother Silas 
Thomas that a number of our breth- 
ren's children iu Philadelphia are af- 
flicted with Scarlet Fever and some of 
them quite severely, though no deaths 
have yet occurred. 

* m • 

The Manufacturer and Builder, 
for February, contains a history of the 
draining of the Haarlem Lake, and a 
description of the wonderful engines 
and pumps by which the work is ac- 
complished. Also a description of the 
great Last Liver Suspension Bridge, 
between New York and Brooklyn, 
now in course of construction. Also 
other valuable information, all for 15 
cents. $1.50 per annum. Address 
Western & Co., 37 Park Low, New- 
York. 



The Illustrated Bee Jouhnai.. N 
C. Mitchel Publisher, Lock Box 137, 
Indianopofis, Ind : 2$ per Annum. 
It is full of instructions in the art it 
labors to advance. Beekeepers should 
have it if they wish to keep pace with 
their profession. 

CORRESPONDENCE 

Falls City, Neb. ) 
January 31st. 1870. ) 
Brother Henry ; After consider- 
ing a long time, and feeling a desire 
to have some information from the 
Brethren, I thought I would commu- 
nicate a few words to the Companion ; 
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107 



then take up the subject and giva 
light to me, and perhaps to some 
more of my brethren. When I read 
the word of God I find that it teach- 
es all men to manifest the same spir- 
it that was in Christ, and that if we 
have not that spirit we are none cf 
his. What spirit did he manifest ? 
If I understand the spirit of Jesus it 
was like this : He always felt to do 
good where it was needed ; deprived 
himself of all the enjoyments which 
he could have enjoyed ; came down 
from heaven ; laid aside all his glory 
to teach U3 how we must do if we 
would be saved. He compared his 
church to his body. Here comes up 
the dark picture to me. Brethren 
are permitted to take mortgage on 
property which belong to members 
of that same body, and when that 
poor brother becomes hard pressed 
they will take or sell by the power 
of the law all the property that this 
poor brother and sister hath to rely 
on, for the support of their family. 
Is it natural for us to harm any mem- 
ber of our own body ? I think not. 
And much less would the Spirit of 
•lesus harm any member in his body. 
What is the Spirit of Jesus ? Let us 
hear him : Suffer with them that 
suffer ; weep with them that weep ; 
meurn with them that mourn." How 
can I unless I partake of their afflic- 
tion ? If we are permitted to take 
by law from our dear brother, that 
little ho hath, much more can we use 
the law in every other point, when 
we have to do with the world. Ibis 
is the point I would like some of my 
dear brethren to write upon. I can 
assure you that I write this in love, 
and feel a sincere desire that some 
one will clear up the subject to me ; 
not that 1 have suffered any such 
tliiug, but my heart has felt for some 
of my brethren and sisters. 

1'. Mi.yi:r. 

Brother Henry ; Wc are unknown 
to each other in tli'; flesh, yet through 
the spirit, as christians, we do know 
one another, for as <'i.ri-t said to 
the Apostles (John 14 ! 7.) if ye 
had known me ye j-IiouM bate known 
my Father also. 1 think that broth 
retl bear a spiritual relation to each 
other nearly as the Father and the 



Son. As to our welfare, we can 
say *e have a strong zeal for 
God's work, love the Brotherhood 
and all mankind, and are still desir- 
ous of growing in grace and a knowl- 
edge of the truth as it is in Christ 
Jesus. We moved from Shelby Co. 
Ohio, in the fail of 18G4 ; have been 
to hear the Brethren preach once in 
the last five years. There are nono 
of the Brethren near us. (to our knowl 
edge). Myself and wife are all the 
''Dunkards" (as they term it) living 
in this part of the state. We can 
sympathize with brother J. T. Lewis, 
for our lot is cast about the same as 
his. We have been thinking of wri - 
ting to brother Michael Forney, or 
brother Ira Calvert to see if they 
would not come and preach here a 
few times. The people here are anx- 
ious to hear the Brethren ; but as 
the Apostle says in Bom 10 : 14, 45, 
"How shall they hear without a 
preacher ? and how shall they preach 
except they be sent?" Perhaps this 
may fall under the notico of some 
that can and will visit us. I tell you 
sincerely, I fear there are many here 
starving for the sincere milk of the 
word. I am a faithful reader of the 
Companion, but dare not give it the 
praise due it, on account I think it 
causes unbelievers to be prejudiced 
when they read articles of this kind. 
And now as I do not wish to criticize 
or rebuke any one, I willmere'.v toll 
what I like, and hint at what 1 do 
not. 

1 like to read short articles filled 
with the spirit of God. and backed 
up well with the scriptures of divine 
truth ; and not too many big over- 
flowing words, so that the unlearned 
can understand. The Apostle 1'aul 
said he would preach with the under- 
standing also. 

I h' watching to see the 

of some of the brethren with 

whom 1 am personally ecquaii 

but have failed u s 

1 urge tlicin to write through the 

to read 
their articles. 

\n i d the B ethren'a 

Tune Bool l of on | 

• | v.. in! ,.-. ! ita strongly in 

lavor of it. I hive lung a 

in the Christian Mimtrel, and think i 



there aie a great many good tunes 
in it. Could send them, or if you 
have a book will cite you to some 
few favorites. I suppose you wi.i 
aim to insert two parts of each tune. 
Fearing I may worry your patience 
I subscribe myself your brother in 
bonds of love. 

John E. Mr. 
Princeton, hid. 



Brother Henry ; Wo nrc much 
pleased to hear of the Tune Book, aud 
as you wish some wo 

will offer a few : We would re com- 
mend instead of tl cter 
the numeral system of writing mu 
as combining all the ad . of 
both the round note and i: 
seven char;! tern, and much 
more simple than cither ; and the mus- 
ic can be written on less than hall th« 
space. Wo Lave a western I 
here who has studied oyer twenty dif- 
ferent s\ :.nd he pronoun 
this the beet If you have not finally 
decided we will send you some Bpeci 
mens, written in the numeral system 
for publication and int 
Brotherhood Wo ma\ :id 
you some favorite tunes for the book, 



We shall be > reoeh 

specimens, and will endeavor to lay 
them before our readers, ljut for the 
Tune and Hymn lu><>k we shall 
likely one the BOVea ci: . 
as they are already more generally iu 
. the Brptherbi od. Wc hope 
on will send us, all youi 

i.iarks to M. T, 

re in to-day V paj 



tker Jfcnrtt' : Since 1 read 
brother P. J. Hr^ .. . 
14 where is Paradise,' 1 1 lee liko 
asking an explanation of . : 
Id. Who 
not of this fold 

• them fiom ': W ta the 

Genttlea ! <>r wen- thej in the pris 
• in where I t the Sj ir- 

• 
I think ' "i in 

In 
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Brother HoUingw; I have been a 

reader of tbe Oompanion for three 

anil O, how Miffing it was bo 

Bat I feel myself unable to pay 

fur it ut present, and BO I must make 
niv wav hciivciiu ant without it. I 
have DO meeting to go to. It is twenty- 
live miles to the nearest church. I 
not Been » brother or sister since 

1 left Pennsylvania — the Conemaagh 
ttgrdgation. How glad We are to hear 

from those we lore; and how glad I 
would be to hear our brethren preach. 

I feel Bonry to part with the Compan- 
ion, hut must be contented, until we 
can Bend for it. "For this cause we 
Blnce the day we heard it, do not 
to pray for you, and to de-ire 
that ye might be Riled with the knowl- 
edge of hia will in all wisdom and 
spiritual understanding" ; (Col. 1 : '.») 
to let the truth he spread far and wide. 

From vour unworthy 

SISTER 
Blissfield, Mich. 



You must have the Companion, 
dear sister, by all means. We have 
sent you the hack numbers, and en- 
tered your name for the year. And 
if you cannot conveniently pay for it — 
never mind it. Some time when we 
pay a visit to the Conemaugh hranch 
we may mention the matter, and get 
our own "with usury." Continue to 
read, and to pray, for yourself and the 
cause, ever looking unto Jesus the 
author and finisher of our faith." 

Write to hrother F. P. Lcehr, Bloom- 
ingdale, Michigan, or Jacob Berkey, 
Goshen, Indiana, or C. Wenger, or D. 
B. Sturgis, at South Bend, Indiana, 
who are not at a gicat distance from 
you, and persuade them to visit you. 

And we, brethren, we to whom it 
is said "Preach the word ;" and we, 
brethren and si.-ters, we who compose 
the Church of God, to whom it is said: 

K) YE INTO a i.i. tin: would 
AM) PREACH THEGOSPEL TO 
EVERY CREATURE," how do we 

feel, and how ought we to act after 
reading such calls n- hare been laid 
before our readers daring the past 
three month- '.' Brethren, do you not 
feel a missionary spirit I When you 
meditate upon the charge committed 



to yon — "I"' instant In seas, ,11, out of 
season" — docs not a still-small voice 
say to you, "go." And when you hear 
the earnest hleatings of the Ian 
God's (lock, whom the wolf of adver- 
sity has drive'i into the waste places 
of the earth, accompanied by the re- 
peated admonition of the chief of shep- 
berds: "Feed raj lambs," does not 
that voice repeat with increased em- 
phasis, QO ! (iO ! 

Some of these scattered voices say 
to us: "send us a preacher," as though 
there were those to whom we could 
say "go and he goetb, or come and he 
eometh." If this were true none 
should be in want, for we would send 
such a host of "banner bearers" as 
would engirt the land from the Atlan- 
tic to the Pacific, and have the sound 
of the Gospel of peace to be heard from 
the Lakes even to the Gulf. 

But because we cannot do great 
things, we must not despise "the day 
of small things." And as the spirit 
said unto us: "write," we have writ- 
ten, and we hope the churches will 
give heed what the spirit saith unto 
them. 



Close Communion. 

Brother Sharp says: "This is one 
of the greatest questions we have to 
deal with." We admit this to be tin- 
case, but perhaps if we had more of 
the love of God shed abroad in our 
hearts we would have a more ready 
answer to give to such questions. But 
having so much of the fear of man in 
us, we are afraid we might offend by 
telling the truth. "Perfect love easV 
eth out fear. " Paul would say, "For 
I bear them record that they have a 
zeal of God, but not according to 
knowledge For they being ignorant 
of God's righteousness, and going 
about to establish their own righteous- 
ness, have not submitted themselves 
unto the righteousness of Clod." Ro- 
mans 10:2 ( 8. "Having a form of 
godliness but denying the power there- 
of, from such turn away." '& Tim. "• : .">. 
The reason I would give for clo.-e 
communion, ifl that other churches do 
not teach the whole truth of the Bible, 
and consequently we cannot meet the 
approbation of God by partaking of 
communion with them. We would 



by our act sanction their mode of wor- 
shipping. Brother Sharp asks; 

Were all the apostles baptized when 
the supper was instituted? Now we 
find in no place on record that all the 
apostles wore baptized at any time, 
yet I think it is universally believed 
that they were all baptized, whether 
before or after communion we know 
not. But we do know that Paul was 
orcb red to he baptized before he par- 
took of the Communion. All the bap- 
tisms we have on record were per- 
formed before partaking of the Com- 
munion. When Peter was sent to 
Cornelius the first he ordered him to 
do was to be baptized. When Philip 
met the eunuch he preached unto him 
Jc.-us, and baptized him. Jesus him- 
self was baptized before he instituted 
the Communion. Now as we have 
no instance on record where Commu- 
nion was taken before baptism, is it 
not reasonable to believe it ought to 
be done prior to Communion. Ac- 
cording to scripture the only fit sub- 
ject to partake of the Lord's broken 
body and drink his blood is the per- 
son who has obeyed his commands. 

Now about being called narrow- 
minded, bigoted, uncharitable," Ac, 
if we lead a truly consistent Christian 
life we may be sure we will have to 
sutler persecution. Paul was told 
"much learning hath made thee mad." 
The Brethren of the present day are 
accused of ignorance on account of 
their faith. Let us try to make oar 
calling and election sure, for we know 
"if we sutler with him we shall also 
reign with him." 

Fianna F. Barr. 

Lancaster, Pa. 



Notes u« "Travel. 

Philadelphia, [ 
February 7th 1870. ( 
Left my home in Blair county on 
the 31st January, for the city of 
brotherly love. Stopped off at Ty- 
rone city, and spent a good portion 
of the day with brother llolsinger 
in pleasant conversation, and he has 
my thanks for hi& instructions con- 
cerning the city. Took thetiuin at 
3 P. M. for MoYeytown ; arrived 
there about dark and put up with 
brother George llanawalt who lives 
near the station. Was conveyed to 
the Spring Kun meeting-house where 
we had a meeting in the evening ; 
good order and inteiest manifested. 
Lodged with brother Peter S. Myers. 



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Thence to the station ; dined with 
brother and sister Sheerer. Had 
an evening meeting in the school- 
house. Was assisted by brother 
George and E.der Joseph Hanawait, 
with whom we spent a pleasant time 
when in the valley. All night with 
brother William Sheerer. In the 
morning visited sister Margaret llep- 
logle's family, who has my sympathy 
in her troubles. Hope the Lord will 
give her strength for her trials. — 
Took the train for Lancaster city 
and arrived there in the afternoon. 
Put up with brother Jacob Keinhold. 
Here we had the pleasure of meeting 
brother Graybill Myers. After shar- 
ing the hospitality of brother Rein- 
hold, went to meeting in the city at 
the house of brother Jacob Zook. 
Had a refreshing little meeting. — 
Brother Myers did most of the preach- 
ing at this meeting ; felt glad to 
hear him once more, as we did in 
former days. Lodged for the night 
with brother Zook. Next day the 
4th, started in company with broth- 
er Myers from Lancaster city to this 
city. Was met at the depot by 
brother Custer who was so kind as 
to pay our way through on the 
streetcars to brother Jacob Span 
ogle's home. Took supper with 
brother Spanogle. He then took us 
ou the street cars to Crown street 
meeting house. Brother Myers in- 
formed me that it was expected of 
me to preach and I tried to be obe- 
dient, and had an attentive meeting. 
Lulled with brother J. S. Thomas, 
on Green street No. 1102. In the 
morning had the pleasure of forming 
the acquaintance of his family sister 
Sudie M. Thomas with whom many 
of the readers of the Companion ami 
Pious Youth are acquainted, and 
little Iva their little daughter whoso 
leving voice enlivens the house. — 
Saturday went with brother J. S. I 
to his place of business and made 
other visits. Sunday morning went 
with brother Thomas to Crown ll 
to the r.ruthrt'ii's Sunday School. 
We were solicited to talk to th > chil- 
dren. We sojoyed the school much. 
After i oh i •!. meeting b1 b i !i ' 

tell O'clOCk. I le e We hill] the | 

ure of funning the acquaintance of 

our senior brother John Fox, It 



fell to our lot to preach again, al- 
though two elder brethren by my 
side elder Fox and Spanogle. Had 
a very good meeting. Home with 
brother. Spanog'e. Spent the after- 
noon in walking around as brother 
Jacob thought 1 ought to see the 
dark side as well as the bright. We 
visited the Bedford Mission, and we 
think the gentlemen who have the 
care of this institution deserve cred- 
it. They are engaged in a good 
work and we hope they may be the 
means of doing much good. In the 
evening had an evening meeting on 
Crown street, assisted by elder 
Spanogle. Home with brother Sila3 
Thotras, and was cared for during 
the night. Am now at the business 
place of J. Spanogle. Will start 
for Germantown in a few honrs. 
More anon. 

Daniel D. Sell. 



Brother Hohinger : I subscribed 
for the Christian Companion through 
brother X. Mercel I received my 
first Xo and can say that w r e are all 
pleased with it. It brings to us good 
news and glad tidings of joy to all 
true believers. Many thanks to our 
valued friend and brother for the re- 
newed proof of his attachment to the 
Companion, and his undiminished 
satisfaction with it as the religious 
paper of his first love. May hu long 
live to do his Master's will, to add to 
the Church strength by his influence 
in the Gospel ofChrisl May the Lord 
bless his labors 1 am living about 
8 miles from any church of the Breth- 
ren, and no members any nearer. I 
came here September last. 1 am alone; 
although four different fashionable 
churches have been built here, and 
preaching every Sabbath, but I can- 
not tell the members of the Church 
from those of the world, for pride 
seems to be the leading theme. Let 
us be in earnest Pray for me. 

•■ll. solemnly 

Float Its voices down to thee. 
Oh thou mortal art thou | 

fc«|Njrlili{; lUtoU^U lliilu- riulhl. 

Ood la aameat ; kneel add l'ray 

D l'.i-B away ; 
meat throne 

I me ; 

Pnld ' 

IT 

is \ \t it. nuBP. 



Brother Hohinger ; I see in Cum- 
^am'on No. 4. that you propose to 
publish a hymn and tune book for 
the benefit of the brethren. Now 
j I heartily rejoice that you have 
proposed to engage in so important 
! a work. It is a matter that I have 
thought much about ever since we 
have had our new hymn book. J!ut 
how to introduce the matter I have 
been at a loss, knowing the great 
precaution of Brethren against any- 
thing new, for which I also much 
respect the brethren, for I know that 
we are naturally inclined todrift into 
the fancies and notions of a wicked 
world. I had thought sometime 
ago that I would mention the matter 
of such a book to some of our princi- 
pal singers, and if they thought best 
we would bring it before our District 
Council, and if they would approve 
of it let it go before the Annual 
Council, and if they would favor the 
project let them select a committee 
of brethren who are well posted in 
music, and well acquainted with the 
music books in general circulation, 
and let them make a selection of a 
suitable tune for every hymn in our 
book, with a variety of tunes for the 
most common hymns. Now, brother 
Henry, I have onlytold you what I 
had been thinking about, to let you 
know that others as well as your- 
self have seen the necessity of such a 
book. l!ut as you have started the 
ball I will promise to leud my feeble 
hand to keep it in motion until the 
work is accomplished, hoping that no 
brother or sister will le so un^ener- 
ous as to frown upon or oppose so 
noblo a work. Much might be said 
on this subject but 1 forbare saying 
any thing more at present. Hoping 
that you may be able to get up a 
book that will meet the genera! ap- 
proval of the Brotherhood. 

v for a few questions. What 
system of n ilation do you propose 
to adopt | 1 shall want to send 
you a few tunes, and if 1 will have t > 

. them it will be necessary : 
do it in the was that it will be prin- 
ted in • 1 
WOUld Suggest ,1. I'.. Alk: . B, 

I am ic : ii uuted 

1 think it would I e well, if it 

t to much trouble | could 



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set yi ' print ;i p;».rt ol a 

1 it out with 
■ [t we coul 1 ge •' 
: 1 wo 

other, hoota 
• 
ier ■ (ii— ■ ti- > ii : What 
If you 
liavo bu ■':. only be 

i such 

mmepd. Li -' 

I become • »sith my uuestions, 

I wii' -'"".o y> u God*8 bless- 

M. T. V.w.n. 

For remarks upon tbe above subject 
editorial department 

A Word to our Touchers. 

When you are asked a question, 
iu po dilatory about answer- 
. , / Tbese queries are un- 
ibtedlyput to tic ministry ; and I 
am confident, they, for the most part, 
• ate from motivesunqeeetionably 
pure. I think it your duty more than 
your privilege to expound tbe script- 
i fcbose \\ bo seel aftertbe riches 
Pa word and tbe mystery of god- 
1 to ask a civil question 
of my fellow-man, and he manifest an 
indifference asto whether 1 were an- 
. would this not lie a 
mortification as will a disap- 
pointment to me ? Perhaps one will 
excuse himself on this wise, and say 
were I togive my views on the query 
in question, others might cavil and 
criticise my exposition. 

Another will turn aside from duty 

with the impression that other 

mere adequate to the task, and so all 

will file excuses and the matter is de- 

I until the • portion of the 

est is irredeemably lost Ibeth- 

j -ou can, if you will, make the 

query column tlie most interesting 

and useful of any department of the 

< 'nut/Kin 

■ ■Delusion, let me suggest apian, 
which, 1 think, if properly carried out, 
will prOduCG a happy reform. 

m ninny n-< feci impressed with 
•bit ion. make the same known to 
liter immediately, w ho riiaj 

mparinir the many views, pub- 
lish one or more, which, in his judjr- 
iip ut cornea nearest in accordance 

■lie word. This method would, 

ujy fucilitate hut greatly improve 

the present system, (jretbren, think 



of tbese things, and if this don't com- 
pare w Ith your not. , and im- 
prove it, until we have a system vas- 
ter than i he present. 

rx A HCHTT. 



Editor Companion : In perusing 

your paper 1 notice you hav e << Muiin-n- 
ccd (lie publication of a paper for the 

young. Although the present one is 
beneficial to tin' minds of both old and 
young I think it commendable to 

yourself and the church you so nobly 
represent, to publish a paper for the 
1 think I can speak for many 
of my friends who will he glad to en- 
courage you in the work, your bumble 
writer included. The Gom]>nni<m is 
hailed with welcome in our household. 
Its pages contain valuable instructions. 
So we hope to see the Piow Youth 
laden with valuable information and 
thoughts from the minds of the iutelli- 
- ons and daughters of the church. 
Our needful knowledge, like our need- 
ful food, unhedged, lies open iu life's 
common field, and bids all welcome 
to the vital feast. Hence the church 
and its followers may be encouraged 
in the good work of saving souls and 
promoting education and virtuous el- 
evation to the minds of the young. — 
The mind that would be happy must 
be great ; great in its wishes, great iu 
its surveys. 

MoLLlE E. Sullivan. 



Brother Henri/ : I am fully aware 
that the Brethren in general are 
against introducing new things into 
the church. They look upon them as 
innovations, and, I would not be un- 
derstood as being favorable to innova- 
tions, or to the introduction of new- 
things among the Brethren, especially 
such as are not in accordance with 
the spirit of Christ; they generally 
j| against changes, and there 
can be no better criterion for us than 
the example of Christ, because if we 
wish to become like him in the world 
to come, we must try to be like him, 
or in other words, we must follow his 
example in this world already But, 
by all this opposition to innovations, 
dogmas, and whatever is obnoxious 
to the word of God and the spirit of 
our Lord Jesus Christ ; the Latest, 
and the newest that has yet gained 
ground among the Brethren, is to pub- 
lish a brother's private character and 

give a general outline of his qualities 
and imperfections by describing his 
temperament, and general disposition 



— this I say, is the latest, the newest 
and tbemost objectionable feature that 
lias yet come under my observation. 
I have reference to an article in the 
el Vwitor over the signature of 
\\ II. Miller. "What an example for 
an Elder 1 Iffhe had wished to justi- 
fy the course of the Standing Commit- 
tee, he could have done so, and not 
assail a brother's character Oh ! 
what a pity that meekness is so fast 
losing ground among tin' Brethren. 
Was it the common people, or was it 
the priests and rulers of the people 
that brought desolation upon the chil- 
dren of Israel, and provoked the Lord 
to anger ? Judge ye what I say. 
Jas. Y. Heckler. 



Informal ion Wanted. 

Information is desired of a brother 
in Canada, by the name of Seider. 
A share of the estate of Sarah and 
Magdalene Seider is due him, and it 
is believed he is in need of it, I think 
a brother who wrote in the Comp'/p. 
toil, of his travels in Canada, over a 
year ago, met brother Seider, but I 
have lost that paper. Any informa- 
tion that may lead to his discovery 
will be thankfully received. 

John Hertzler. 

Grebblk, Pa. 

• ♦• — 

Brother Uohinger ; Why is it 

that we dont get to hear anything 
about New York State and City ? 
Why is it that the Brethren don't go 
there to preach ? They all appear 
to go West and South. I don't re- 
member that I have read anything 
in the Companion about New York 
City. Are there no brethren living 
there ? 

Catharine Lonuenecker. 
Hunters town, Pa. 

Why Is it ? 

Some brethren in giving obituary 
notices, only give the name of the 
congregation, and not of the county 
and state. We would like to know 
where those churches are. Please 
give us the full residence. 

J. F. NEhER. 

Salem, Ills. 

Viuioiiiwenieiits 

The next Annual Meeting will be hrld in 
the Brethren's meeting-house, 4 miles south 
of the city of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, 
Iown, and will begin on Tuesday after Pente- 
cost, Jane Ttfcj next. 

K. K. Bkic lll.BT, 
i*. M MlLI.KK 

Cor. See's 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Ill 



The District Meeting, of the Middle Dis- 
trict of Indiana, will be held in the Brethren's 
meeting-house, in the Lower Deer Creek con- 
gregation, on the 2nd Friday after Good Fri- 
day. Those coining by Railroad will stop off 
at Rockrille, on the Valley R. R., the day be- 
fore the meeting, and there will be convey- 
ance to the the place of mectiDg. 

It is desired that each congregation be rep- 
resented. And it is also desired that the 
house-keepers of each congregation will see 
to getting their portion of the expenses of the 
Delegates to the Annual Meeting, as near as 
they can, that there may be no gathering af- 
ter the District Meeting. 

David BEcnTBUiBiMrn. 
Secretary. 
Visitor please copy. 

The District Meeting for Missouri 
will be held (the Lord willing) in the 
Walnut Creek congregation, Johnson 
county, on the 13th and 14th of May, 
1870. A general invitation is hereby 
extended to the brethren and sisters 
to be with us at that time, and espe- 
cially do we crave the presence of the 
laboring brethren, not only from Mo., 
but also from other States. Those 
coming by It. It. will stop off at Cen- 
tre View, where they will meet with 
conveyances to the residence of the 
brethren. They will please give the 
time of their arrival, if they wish to 
reach this point before the time of the 
meeting. By order of the Church. 

Address A. Ilutchison, Centre 

View, Johnson Co., Mo. 

■ ■ 

Querleii. 

An answer desired on the passage 
of 1st Tetci 3 : 20, arising from a 
communication of Brother P. J. 
Bro wn, (infirsi number present vol. 
ume Companion') and others in ref- 
erence to the thief on the cross, 
Paradise, and the Spirits in Prison. 

1st. Did Christ in the spirit after 
his crucifixion preach to "those only" 
that lived and died disobedient while 
the ark was preparing ? 

2nd. Were the disobedient of any 
other age of the world before Christ 
suffered, denied the advantages 
claimed to be given to the above 
class ? If pd. 

Why did those antediluvians that 
had all the advantages of Noah's 
preaching to them in the flesh, also 
have the advantages K\< i.i .-i vi.i y of 
Christ preaching to them in the hj ir 
it? 

If the above queries can be an- 
swered satisfactorily, we slnll proba- 
bly know more about Pftradi 

1 uaIi (J. Haiu.i.i . 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



DIED. 

We admit no poetry under any circumstan 
ces in connection with obituary notices. We 
wish to use all alike, and we could not insert 
verses with all. 



Near Dc Graff, Logan county, Ohio, 
REBECCA ROOF, daughter of brother John 
and sister Barbara Snyder, and wife of broth- 
er John Roof. Deceased aged 32 years, 
months and 4 days. She leaves a kiud hus- 
band, one child, and many frieuds, to moarn 
her loss ; but w* hope their loss is her irreat 
gain. Funeral services by Elder Jos. Kauff- 
man and J. L. Frantz, from Rev. 14 : lo, to a 
large and attentive congregation. 
Visitor please copy. 

At the residence of his father, on Beaver 
Creek, Md., on the 16th of November 
JOSEPH H. HOLLENBERGER, son of broth- 
er John and sister Prissilla Holleri' 
aged 26 years, and 10 days. It is hoped that 
this will fall into the hands of a dear brother 
somewhere in the west, and when he hears of 
the sudden death of his brother, will either 
write or return to his father's house. The 
deceased was followed by a large coucourse 
of mourning relatives and sympathizing 
friends. Funeral improved by brother Leon- 
ard Emmert and Elder A. Cost. 

In the Indian Creek congregation, Fayette 
county, Pennsylvania. ELIZABETH 

8IPE, consort of brother Peter Sipe, on the 
34th of October, 18C9, of Dropsy, which she 
bore with christian fortitude, and her desire 
wa6 to depart and be with her Savior ; aged 
75 years, 5 mouths, and 17 days. Funeral 
occasion improved by Elder Jacob M. Thomas 
and the. writer, John L. I 

February Sod, in the Snake Spring Vallev 
branch, Bedford county, Pa., sister I 
ARISE, wife of brother" Jonathan HOOVER, 
s and 17 days. She leaves a bus- 
baud and three email children to mourn their 
loss. Disease, Consumption. Funeral occa- 
sion was improved by Elder J. W. Brum- 
baugh and II. Clapper, to a large concourse 
Of people, from Kev. 14 : IS, 

S. A. M'VJBR. 

lu Solouiou'e Creek congreirati 
county, ltul.. January 30th, brother JOHN' 
HUBLER ; aged 29 years, 3 months, and 10 
days. Funeral services, by his reo,:; 
brethren Daniel SUively and .1 - • 
a large and attentive congregation, from 
1 John 2 : 17. 

Brother Hubler was especially and provi- 
dentially arrested in the prime of life. The 
Lord saw fit not to bring upon him a slow, 
scorching fever, by whn h ho lnicut gently 
and gradually be brought opon his dying bed ; 
but in an Instant be »as m.ide a.- lie., 
a babe in ilo mother's anus. He wa- 
ed in making naw-logs about 7 I 
home, aud iu falling a t .>., m 

thrown back by « hioh he * I or rath- 

er crush'- 1 to the ground, lie was taken up 
dreadfully mangled ; his back dislocated ; the 
spinal cord contracted, so that he hail no as* 
of, or feeling, in the lo-»cr part of bis body ; 
his rii?ht leg broken 

external bralsi I, For nearly two month* In- 
laid, able to Hi". arms aud head ; 
. his mind, alter he recovered from thi 
aras not In the li As toon 
a- ii - I mi, he 
sent ror brother SbJ> 
aa many others o 

u u. d, the > 
iner w.i 
- 

him on the • 

el « ith liiiu, and oin ' 



786th hymn, he said, "Dauiel, that was a 
nice hymn." After laying a ' 
this condition, he made application for I 
tism. His condition being so critical, ! 
brethren doubted whether baptism 
administered, and some of our frier 
declare! that he "would not com i out of I 

■ alive." But he was baptized, and af- 
ter his baptism he became refreshed in ; 
sonl and body. His house being now in or- 
der, he resigutd himself to the wf!l of Go !, 
and desired to go to his heavenly home. _\« 
he was ncaring the vc-rsre of life lie w 
on one occasion, if he desired anything -. 
reply was, "to get to heaven as socn as I can.' 
We have every reason to believe he is now 
enjoying that rest for which he Ion.'- 1 
here in the flesh. But while 1:'- now 

rearms of glory i 
which angels cannot 

devoted companion is left to mourn her lo 
and what is most painfnl t - • 

without the fold of i 
that she may become qs 
husband beyond the cold aud stormy bill 
of Jordan. And may the Lord bless her V 
little children, that they may live a- - 
and finally be received by him in his kingdom. 
Also, near Casso] .bcr 

12th, 1889, brother Jacob Shelly ; 
years, and 27 days. Funeral by brother !' 

-hively, from Rev. 14: 18. 'Bro:' 
ly adorned his pro: 

aud a chaste conversation. He l«»ft this w 
respected by all who knew him, and w 

red he is now rc=tiug from b - 
'•Blessed are the dead who die Id 

J. n. Wi'.-Tl ER. 

iary 5th, » 
David Bra 

of Tyrone, Pa.. V. V.XNA - . . 

STET LET. 

iu Lebanon county, Pa., 
and her maiden nai 

buried iu the family buryiug-ground, Ob 
hoin 

aud frier 

aud respeetabi ». . 

this vicinity, and had been a»Uow 
n umber of yeaj red from 

1 Cor. 15 . Em . 



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MOSEYS • - 

tion, books. 



Franklin Forney 81 SO, A K T Baer 
Sheilelib' r-er 7,'>. J V llci \ 

- 500, Dari 1 U oikn 
Moor.- 150, David Workmai 

sac Bartow a 50, Davhl Gartwr IU, 
Joh.i G Florv 1 00, J 
800, H C Tate 1 50. H MiNaughton 1 50, I» 

u i y». 

ibaker 1 ."► 

- 

Martin 75. ! 

i 

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Farm Tor Male. 

Willi, or without tin- Stock Of fanning 
UtensUa. Any one wUbiog to locate in llie 
Immediate vicinity of Aahtoa, Lee Co., 111., 
in a first data community aud within three 
quarter* of a mile from town and game dlav 

!'n>in the Brethren's MneUnr house — 

would do well by addressing the undernigued, 
who wishes to aell his Tartu eontaiuiiiu "J7i> 
. under a high slate of cultivation, with 
large Hank Barn, farm house and Other Out 
buildings, also a largo orchard of carefully 
selectee lruit. Ashlon is a thriving town S4 
mllea West of Chicago. 14 miles East of Dix- 
on, 00 the Chicago and \. W. H. R., contain- 
ing three grain elevators, a large prist mill 
and a new School -house, cost between liflccn 
and twenty thousand dollars. Apply soon. 
DAVID GEORGE. 



DOTY'8 WASHING-MACHINE, 

latbxt men improved — and tub nbw 
UNIVERSAL CLOTHES WRINGER. 
Improved with Rowel's Patent Double Cog- 
whoakt, and the Patent 8top, are now un- 
questionably far superior to any apparatus 
for washing clothes ever invented, and will 
save their cost twice a year, by saving labor 
and clothes. 

Those who have used them give testimony 
as follows : 

It is worth one dollar a week in any fam- 
ily.— X. Y. Tribune. 

In the laundry of my house there is a per- 
petual thanksgiving on Mondays for the in- 
vention. — llev. T. L. Cuyler. 

Every week has given it a stronger hold 
upon the affections of the inmates of the 
laundry. — X. Y. Obierver. 

Friend Doty— Your last improvement of 
your Washing Machine is a complete success. 
I assure you 'our Machine,' after a years' 
use, is thought more of to-day than ever, and 
would not be parted with under any circum- 
stances. — Solon Robinson. 

After a constant use of the Universal 
Clothes Wringer for moro than four years in 
our family, I am authorized by the power' 
that be, to give It the most unqualified praises 
and to pronounce it an Indispensable part of 
the machinery of house-keeping. Our ser- 
vants have always been willing to use it, aud 
always have liked it." Henry Ward lieecher. 
I'KH '!•:.«*.- A Fair Offer. 

8end the retail price, Washer $14. Extra 
Wringer $9, and we will forward cither or 
both machines, free of freight, to places 
where no one is selling ; and so sure are we 
they will be liked, that we agree to refund 
the money If any one wishes to return the 
machine* free of freight, after a month's trial 
according to directions. 

No husband, father or brother should per- 
mit the drudgery of washing with the hands, 
fifty-two days in the year, when It can be 
done better, more expeditiously, with less 
labor, and no Injury to the garments, by a 
Doty Clothes Washer, and a Univarsal 
Wringer. 

Canvassers with exclusive right of 6ale 
make money fast selling then. 

Sold by dealers generally, to whom liberal 
discounts arc made. 

R. c. BROWNING, Qen. Agent, 
32 Cortlandt St., New York. 

life Keepers In.il rurtion Itook. 

ife niodeof \rtilleial Swarming, 
with many DthW valuable hints together 
with full directions how to make and U 
.< EUslOB BEEHIVE. Tl 
\ will be tent poet paid to all spoil- 
To B. B. REl'LUGLE. 
RoAJtmo Si-Kino, JJlair Co., /'«. 



Through Tickets to the Went. 

\ 1 A TIIK 

PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL 
RAILROAD. 

This Company now have for salu at their 
Ticket Office, at Tyrone, a large stock or 
through tickets to all principal Western 
points, including 

Chicago, 111. Milwaukee, Wis. 

Cincinnati, Ohio. n Orleans, Ls. 

Columbus, Ohio. Omaha, Neb. 

Cairo, 111. Quinev, 111. 

Cleveland, Ohio. Bock Island. II!.* 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Indianapolis, Ind. 8t Louis, Mo. 
Kansas City, Kan. St Joseph, Mo. 
Leavenworth, Kan. Mt Paul, Minn. 
Louisville, Ky. Bpringfleld, 111. 

Mobile, Ala. Toledo, Ohio. 

Memphis, Tcnn. Wheeling, W. Va. 

And all points West, North-west and South- 
west. 

Baggage checked through to Pittsburg, and 
re-check'id on train from Pittsburg to desti 
nation. 

Silver Palace Cars run through daily from 
Tyrone to Chicago, Cincinnati and Louis- 
ville. Sleeping Cars on all night trains. 

For tickets aud further information apply 
at Pennsylvania Central Rail Road Depot to 
H. II. Hamilton, Agent. 



l'enu'u Railroad Tiruc-table. 

TRAINS LEAVE TTBONB STATION AS FOLLOWS : 

EASTWAUD, 

Philadelphia Express, 9 36 P. M. 

Ilarrisburg Accommodation, SOS A. M. 

Mail, 3 41 P. M. 

Cincinnati Express, C 18 " 

Southern, , 10 34 A. M. 

WESTWARD, 

Pittsburg Express, 7 20 A. M. 

Pacific Express, S M A. M. 

Philadelphia Express, 7 52 " 

Way Passenger, 9 34 P. M. 

Mail, 6 41 " 



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We hrve the last edition out, of the Debate 
on Immersion between Qninterand Snyder, 
and have a number on hand, and hereby so- 
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We believe this book should be in every fam- 
ily. Single copies by mail 75 cts. By the 
dozen, sent by express, 7.00 dollars, to be 
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Those who arc prejudiced against anything 
new should know that Dr. Fahruey's Stood 
Cleanser or Panacea was used in practice by 
old Dr. P. Fahrncy of Washington county, 
Md., as far back as 1789. It is now put up 
in bottle* but the medicinal properties ate the 
same. Unlike anything else iu market it can 
be taken with benefit in all diseases from a 
bad cold to a violent fever From a ringworm 
to a bad case of scrofula or cancer. Infanta 
can take it as well as the aged and feeble, and 
sells readily whercyer it is known. Will bo 
sent upon the most liberal terms to those who 
will Introduce the 6ame among their neigh- 
bors. Many have done well by ordering. For 
particulars and references address Dr. P. 
Fahrncy, No 30, North Dearborn St. Chicago, 
Illinois. 



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Is published every Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
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vulgarly or maliciously called " I)unkardt." 

The deign of the work is to advocate truth, 
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It assumes that the New Testament is the 
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f. For lite Companion. 

The Mother. 

Tlio pleasing memories of childhood, the long gono-hy, 
davs of our boyhood, a dear mother's love aud prayers, 
the sweet voice of a dear little brother or sister long laid 
in the grave, in all their sweet and hallowed associations, 
come upon the heart in the hour of sin, as well as in a 
joyous time, like the passage of a pleasant dream, and 
cast a ray of their hallowed purity over them. How 
mighty, for good or evil, is the influence of a mother. 
During infancy, when the hours are passed in unavoida- 
ble seclusion, then it is that the affections and mental 
powers can be molded into any form, by maternal love ; 
it is then that the bent is taken for weal or woe, which 
all after life can not alter. The father, let him hold a 
public station, or in a private capacity, sees but little of 
his children, and has hardly time to salute them with a 
hurried kiss of tenderness, before his avocations summon 
him agaia into the world, to engage in its engrossing 
pursuits. But the mother who chooses a domestic life, 
to whom her children are oil the world, exercises over 
them their nascent powers and influences them propor- 
tioned to her own good sense ; and it is not too much to 
Bay, that all the kindly sympathies and .-welling affections 
of youth and mature man, can be traced to their rise when 
lying at a mother's feet, or listening to her kind yet awful 
rebuke. The confiding voice of childhood appeals to the 
mother in doubt, in Ignorance, danger, or distress, she 
then feels by her child that she is invested with a divine 
attribute; and while it is nestling itself in her arms, she 
perhaps is thinking of the words of our dear Savior when 
•iid : "for of such is the kingdom of heaven ; and, if a 
christian mother, she *i:h almost agonizing anx- 

iety | for the ' tferriog the earth-bound de- 

votion of her child to Him, who alone is worthy of wor- 
ship. "A good bo\ generally makes a good man," said 

the motl in Washington, "G always a 

good boy." Here is one vt of his greatness, he 

bad a good mother who made him a good hoy. B 
had a mother jUBt the reverse of lady Washington : and 
the character of the mother was transferred to the 
Thai .'•thing indescribably lovely in a devoted pi- 

ous mother, something that reminds us of those bright 
angelic spirits which surround the thro 
if the excellency and love of a mother surpasses all other 
great ou, who a i at with a full men 

of gratitude, return DOT affection. Youare bound to her 
by the strongest tie* ; treat ber then with never-failing 
tenderness. Cause her to glory in her child. Disappoint 

not her hopes, nor plunge a BWOrd into her bosom, do not 
I: ber heart, don't compel her to \\ ish that God would 
hide ber in tl he pattern of < 

Hence love your mother | his mother ; 

obej ber, honor her, cherish, and pr >tec! her, as be obey- 
ed his earthly parent finally, imprint 00 your mind tho 
words of the wi e man : ' the 



Lord, will be a comfort to his mother." Thou wast born 
of her, how canst thou iv.ompciiac her the things she has 
done for thee ? Forget not, then, the sorrows of thy dear 

MOTHEBU 

MMUAt. 

Nob>, 7 



•-t ntoiiud Doctriuc. ' 

/,'/■ ■>■'■<' /■ ll'dfi inger ; in reading the I 
8th, I was much pleased with brother Joseph HV'. 
article on "Unsound Doctrine." It is certainly vary wick- 
ed and wrong, and I think displays brains of very poor 
calibre, for men who have set themselves apart from the 
world, to make a special study ; to devote their ltvcf 
the investigation, the reading, studying, and the preach- 
ing of the scriptures to their fellow men, to put such fear- 
ful misconstruction; 'i important and essential 

relate to baptism! John I 
runner of Jesus, preached in the wild f.iuden, 

saying, "Repent ye, the kingdom of Heaven is at hand." 
•Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judca. and all 
the region round about Jordan, and were baptized of him 
in Jordan, confessing their sins." MaU 
baptism that John preached aud practiced v. 
for the salvation of the soul then, it must c 

OS he did, live under the christian tion. A 

We have the c.\:>.:,;;)'.o of l'liilip b.l ' 

"And iie commanded bl .1 still .- 

down b lib into the w h l'hilip and the Ku- 

nucb ; and be' baptised him.'' \ 10 Christ in Iris 

conversation with Nicodem 'Marvel Hot that 1 
said unto thee 

bora ol water and oft. into tie 

kingdom 

itive I of the .- 

that ho has gtvon all tilings into his . . that 

believeth not the Son .-hull pot sec life; but the wrath uf 
God abideth on him." John 

uply with (huso, rcip. 
have the promises of eternal lil 
shall be ashamed of me, and i 

ration, of him also shall the .- 
man be ashamed u hen he coineth in tho glory flfbll 

I with the holy ' .Mark 

ees of baptism an us in the Bible, but I will i 

mention one more which 1 think shuiil 1 

w ho desires to hear ai 

diced heart and mind, and that is the b. 
John in the : "And 

baptized, went up, straightway, out of the w 

opened i. 

udlng Ilk 

! 

I am well M i 

tremble for the pica' her of Unsound H I 

read from Revelation 22nd chapter: "If any mo . 



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add unto then thinps.Uod shall add unto him the plagues 
thut arc written in tliis book. And if any man .-hall take 

away from the words of the book <>f this prophesy, God 

shall take nil part out of the book of life, and out of the 
holy city, and from the thiDgs which are written in this 
in.uk lie which teetineth these things snith rarely 1 
cwmc qnieUy. Amen. Even so come Lord .lesus." 

CHARLES H. WELLER. 

Soin'-r.-rt, Pa. 

tor the Companion. 
Anmrr to Rrothrr \i-licr"s < ril i< ism. 

In an article from my pen, published on page 7 6G, 
No. 50, the last Vol. of the Companion, the following 
passage occurs: — "The Savior never founded his para- 
bles upon fable, but always upon fact ; hence the cer- 
tain man who had two sons was not a myth, but the 
father of a family in real "life." 

To this assertion the Brother takes exceptions, and 
expresses a wish (page 45 pres. Vol. Com.') that an 
explanation in accordance with this principle be given 
by me of the 30th verse of the 25th Chapter of Matthew: 
"Cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness ; 
there shall be weoping and gnashing of teeth." lie 
asks, Where, and what kind of a place, is outer dark- 
ness ; and what is weeping and gnashing of teeth in 
"real life ?" The answer, that will be given to this 
question, may not be satisfactory to the querist ; but 
the opinion is ventured, that if he will candidly and 
prayerfully meditate upon this subject, that Spirit, who 
leads into all truth, will convince him, that the Son of 
Go<f had no need, like novel writers, to draw upon his 
imagination for subjects for his parables. Jesus knew 
all men, and needed not that any should testify of man; 
for ho knew what was in man. (John 2 : 24 & 25). 
Having this infinite knowledge of fact, why should he 
resort to fiction ? In consideration of the majesty and 
purity of his character, it borders on irreverence, even 
to suppose such a thing ; and the only excuse for it is, 
that, we, being finite and fallible creatures, are natur- 
ally short sighted ; and, hence, apt to attach failings 
and limits to a Being, who is absolutely holy in his 
character, and infinite in all his attributes. 

The attempt will now be made to answer the Broth- 
er's query, '"Where and what kind of a place is outer 
darkness?" But before proceeding, I must respect- 
fully request him, and all who may take an interest in 
this matter, to read carefully the parable of the Tal- 
ents ; which commences with the 14th verse and runs 
through the entire remainder of thi3 chapter, namely, 
the 25th of Matthew ; so that they may decide intelli- 
gently upon tho correctness of this reply. They will 
find that the narrative, upon which this parable is 
founded, extends from the 1 4th to the 30th verse in- 
clusive ; and that its spiritual application commences 
with the 31st verse and ends with tho chapter. That 
part of tho narrative, however, which concerns this re- 
sponse more particularly, is the sentence which this 
travelling earthly lord passed upon his unprofitable 
servant, as follows:— "His lord answered and said un- 



to him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest 
that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where 
I have not strewed ; thou oughtest therefore to have 
put my money to the exchangers, and then at my com- 
ing, I should have recehed mine own with usury. 
Tako therefore the talent from him, and give it to him 
which hath ten talents ; for unto every one that hath 
shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from 
him that hath not shall be taken awav, even that 
which he hath ; and cast ye the unprofitable servant in- 
to outer darkness ; there shall be weeping and gnash- 
ing of teeth." 

It seems from the tenor of the above decree that this 
reckoning or settlement took place at night, and that 
the order to cast the slothful servant into outer daik- 
ness, or, as another translator renders it, "into the 
darkness outside." was given to the other servants 
present at the time. The conclusion therefore is, that 
the darkness into which this servant was cast, was the 
natural darkness of night ; the same as that in which 
the foolish virgins were left after their lamps had gone 
out. ■ 

Bro. Nehcr also asks, "What is weeping and gnash- 
ing of teeth in "real life"? This expression is sev 
times figuratively used in the New Testament to denote 
extreme anguish ; and doubtless this angry lord em- 
ployed it to convey both his wish and his conviction, 
that the servant whom he had thus ejected from bis 
house, in the darkness of night, without a home, would 
be greatly distressed. 

Weeping and mourning, no doubt the dear brother 
will admit, is a sad reality in the life and experience of 
every son and daughter of Adam. Wc may however 
rejoice, that the time will come, when "Cod sahll wipe 
away all tears from the eyes" of his people; after they 
have passed from the tribulations of earth to the joys 
of Heaven. 

The conclusion is that Christ in the parable of the 
talents, likens the dread fiat of the Heavenly King, 
"Depart from me ye cursed," to the order given by 
this earthly lord, "Cast ye the unprofitable servant in- 
to outer darkness." 

Bro. Neher "contends" that the history of the rich 
man and Lazarus is a parable, and not a real fact ; oth- 
erwise the rich man was sent to his reward before the 
judgment." If this narrative is a parable to what did 
the Savior liken the condition of those two men alter 
they had died? lie does not say that the happy Btate 
of the one, and the unhappy condition of the otherare 
a similitude of something else; but gives them ;;s being 
in reality a description i r the reward of the just and 
the punishment of the u j . ! ; and aa commencing im- 
mediately after the death n admitting 
the narrative in question to be a parable, will not alter 
the case, for the exi.-fence of lull is a fact, and Christ 
represents the soul of* the rich man as being there at 
the time of the buiial of his body, whii 
have done, if there could be no such thing in reality. 
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the wicked endure the torments of hell between the 
time of their death and the judgment ; just as criminals 
are imprisoned between condemnation and sentence ; 
because it is the only suitable place for them. The 
words of the Redeemer elsewhere substantiate this view 
to a demonstration. He that believeth on the Son of 
God is not condemned ; but he that believeth not ii 
condemned already, (John 3 : 18.) At the judgment 
then, there will be no trial — man's time of probation 
constitutes hi3 trial — but sentence only will be passed; 
for, as? a convicted culprit is placed in the dock of our 
courts to be sentenced, so the unjust have a place as- 
signed them at the left hand of "the judge of quick 
and dead," to hear from him the award, "Depart from 
me ye curded into everlasting fire " 

There is a strong impression upon my mind that as 
the Son vf God foreknew men would seek to pervert 
his Gospel (Gal 1 : 7) upon this, as well as upon oth- 
er subjects, to establish their own theories, ho gave the 
history of the rich man and Lazarus upon the earth, 
and extended it into the spirit world ; so that his peo- 
ple need not be misled, if they will but take him at his 
word, but know to a certainty the conditions of the 
soul? of those who have passed from time to eternity. 
Scripture evidence is abundant and strong that there 
is no such thing as an intermediate state of dormancy 
for the soul ; which is in fact an emanation from Deity, 
that can, from its very nature, no more sleep than it 
can ceaae to exist. The apostle Taul says : "We 
know that if our house of this tabernacle were dissolv- 
ed, we have a building of God, a house not made with 
hands eternal in the heavens." (2 Cor. 5:1) If 
God's people know thin, even whi'e in the tabernacle 
of clay, they wiil certainly realize, in ful fruition, the 
j >ys of Heaven, when they leave their earthly abodes 
and are ushered into that 'building of God, not made 
with hands." If the wicked, even in this life, have a 
foretaste of the tortures of condemnation — See Dr. 
Young's account of the death bed horrors of "Alta- 
mont," published in the English Reader — much more 
certainly will their souls know they are lost, when like 
that of the rich man, tuey are banished from the rec- 
onciled presence of Cod; suffering tho torment* of u:i 
am nchable fire. 

This view of the state of the sou's of the dead il en- 
tirely consistent with the account the scriptures give 
of what will take place at the judgment day. Christ 
tells us that all the holy angels wi'l then d< to 1 with 
him. Thia mat include "tin' .• j irita of ju 
perfect," (Ucb. 12: 88), tliat im. 
which tho Ravelaior aaa. the throne of I 

who had waabed their robes and made them white in 
the blood of the Lain!). (Rev/7 : II) for the prophet 
Zcchariah foretold tl. ; Christ t>' 

thus : The Lo d my God and all tl 

with thee, < Zach. 14 : 5 )• The 
from the propbi i . "< btttouli to tu< • iol- 

lowa : Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousand! yf 
his saints to exocuto judgment upon all. (Judfl | I 8 



15 verses. The above two passages relate to the souls 
of the just, which will bo re-united to their bodies im- 
mediately after the latter have risen from the dead, 
and take their place at the right hand of tho great 
Judge. 

Let us now turn to the. account of the resurrection of 
the dead and the final judgment, as given in the Apoc 
alypse (20 chap. 11-15 ver.) In tho 13th verse it is 
said, "The sea gave up the dead which were in it ; and 
death and hell delivered up the dead which were in 
them ; and they were judged every msn according to 
their works. "Death delivered up the dead that were 
in k," denotes that all, however and wherever their 
dust is deposited, will arise ; thus corroborating the 
words of the Lord Jesus: The houria coming in the 
which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 
and shall come forth ; they that have done good, unt > 
the resurrection of life ; and they that havo done evi', 
unto the resurrection of damnation, (John 5 : 28 & 20 
"llcl! delivered up the dead which were in it" sigi. 
that all the souls of men which are spiritually dead, 
and, like that of the rich man, experiencing the 
rors of that dread abode, shall be call 
and being re-united t<"> their risen be-die?, placed on 
the left hand of the "Arbiter of all riai N w it 

matters not, whether there shall be one day or a tfa 
and years — for one day is with the Lord as a t!. 
and years, and a thousand years as ove day — betweon 
the resurrection of the just and of the unjust, all 
be there, and receive according to their worts. 

The conclusions of this article arc 
the fact of the immori the hum in soul , and its 

consequcut unceasing and unsleeping to enjoy 

uii- jieakable happiness in the pres 
suffer unutterable wue, bani I lis n 

count (.nance. 

SILAS THOMAS. 

/• la., Pa. 

Tfee Belter t-uuu. 

upon it.- shores : bo famine or (•< und 

its cities ; no tear- are ever : oint- 

iah the 1m irt ^ ou have friend.-; and Ion 
there. In (benight \;.-i>>n-, "wbeu 
on null," the) 
a ladder like thai wbi< I ' from 

earth ; d fro npi 

stand beside j ouin lh< night w «1 utter 1 1 ■ • 

words of lnve. Their 
the imi.-ie of Leaven, though th«'j i 

I :,,• Theii >W with much 

Id, but have not 
ml.Hi- - urroer limca. Tli >< 

ue in t 

md for -i ■ 
dulwn! 

bring 

land wi. ad whIU 

ike la hotter than lecret loi 



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t-vr the Companion. 
\diuonltloii lo Well-noiiiR. 

Dear Companion'. As I have been solicited 
by a good many of my beloved brethren, if 1 

OOUld not come to them in the iiesh, to preach to 
them; I could come in spirit; through the Com- 
panion. And now I come to you asking a small 
space on your pages to speak to them by way of 
admonition or advice. Then in the first place 
Let us watch and pray continually against pride. 
II (iod has cast pride out of our hearts, let us 
keep it out; it is lull as dangerous as evil de- 
sire ; and we may slide back into it unawares : 
especially if we think there is no danger of it. — 
For it is pride, not only to ascribe anything we 
have to ourselves, but to think we have what 
we really have not. We ascribe all the knowl- 
edge we have to God ; in this respect we are 
humble. But if we think we have more than 
wo really have; or if we think we are so taught 
of God as no longer to need man's teaching, 
pride licth near us. Let us not say to any who 
would advise or reprove us, "you are blind : you 
cannot teach us." Let us not say, this is your 
wisdom, your carnal reason ; but let us calmly 
weigh the thing before God. Let us always re- 
member much self-esteem does not imply much 
light. These do not go together, — where there 
is much light there is little self-esteem, and love 
will flow from breast to breast. The heart has 
more heat than the eye ; yet it cannot see. God 
has wisely tempered the members of the body 
together, that none may say to another, "we 
have no need of thee." To imagine none can 
teach us, is a dangerous mistake, let us not give 
place to it, for it will lead us into a thousand oth- 
er mistakes, and that irrecoverably. Let us re- 
gard and obey them that are over us in the 
Lord : and not think we know better than they; 
they know their place, and let us know our own 
place, always remembering, that charity beareth 
all things. The non-observance of these things 
has led some into many mistakes, and into the 
appearance of pride. O let us beware of the ap- 
pearance of pride ; let there be in us that lowly 
mind which was in Jesus, and let us be likewise 
clothed with humility, let it not only fill, but 
cover us all ov( r ; let modesty and self-diffidence 
appear in all our words and actions. Let all we 
,ik and do, show that we are little, and base, 
and vile in our own eyes. As one instance in 



this, let us always be ready to own our faults. — 
If we have at any time thought, spoken, or act- 
ed wrong, let us not be backward to acknowl- 
edge it. Let us not think it will hurt the cause 
' of God : but will lurther it. Let us therefore 
j be open and frank when we are taxed with any- 
j thing : and not seek either to evade or disguise 
it ; but let it appear just as it is, and we will 
not hinder, but adorn the Gospel. Therefore 
let us not believe every spirit, but try the spirits 
whether they be of God. Let us try all things 
by the word of God, and then let us all bow 
down before it. We are in danger if we depart 
ever so little from the Gospel : or from the plain 
meaning of any text, taken in connection w : th 
the context, and so we are, if we despise, or 
lightly esteem reason, knowledge, or learning ; 
every one, of which is an excellent gift of God 
and does serve a noble purpose. Let us beware 
of the sin of omission, and be zealous of good 
works. Let us not willingly omit our duty eith- 
er of pity or mercy, and do all the good we pos- 
sibly can to the bodies and souls of our fellow 
men ; particularly, "thou shalt in any wise re- 
prove thy neighbor and not suffer sin upon 
him." Let our whole behavior refute all the 
slanders that are brought against us. Let us be 
always employed ; let us lose no shred of time ; 
let us gather up the fragments, that none be 
lost ; and whatever our hand findeth to do, do 
with our might. Let us be slow to speak, and 
not talk too much, "neither long at a time. Few 
can converse profitably above an hour. Let us 
keep at the utmost distance from pious chit-chat, 
from religious gossipping. "Let us desire not 
anything but God, and our desire be nothing 
else, keep ourselves pure, so shall our evea re- 
main single, and our whole body shall be full of 
light. Let us have no desire of pleasing the 
eye, or the imagination, by anything grand, or 
new, or beautiful : no desire of money, of praise 
or esteem ; we may have these desires but we 
need them not; we need them no more. () let 
us stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ 
hath made us free. Ik t us be a pattern to all, 
of denying ourselves, a .d taking up the cross 
daily; let the world see that we make no account 
of any pleasure which dose not bring us nearer 
to Christ; nor regard any pain which does; that 
we simply aim at pleasing God, whether by do- 
ing or suffering ; let our language with regard 



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to pleasure or pain, honor or dishonor, riches or 
poverty, be all alike; to us, so I in our Lord may 
live and die ! 

And above all, let us beware of schism ; of 
making a rent in the Church of Christ. That 
inward disunion, the members ceasing to have 
reciprocal love one for another is the very root 
of all contention, and every outward separation. 
Let us keep ourselves from everything tending 
thereto. Let us have no dividing spirit; let us 
shun whatever has the least aspect that way. — 
Let us not say 1 am of Paul, or of Apollos ; the 
very thing which occasioned the schism at 
Corinth. Let us not saythis is my preacher; 
the best preacher among us, give me him and 
take all the rest. All this tends to breed or 
foment division, to disunite those whom God 
has joined together. Let us not run dotvn any 
preacher, not exalt any one above; the rest, lest 
w a hurt both him and the cause of God. On 
the uther hand, let us not bear hard upon any 
by reason of inaccuracy of expression ; or for 
some mistakes. We must expect contradiction 
and opposition, together with crosses of various 
kinds. Let us remember the word of Paul; "to 
us it is given in the behalf of Christ, for his sake, 
as a fruit of his death and intercession for us, 
not only to believe, but also to suffer for his 
sake." 

Let us be exemplary in all tilings : particu- 
larly in outward things, as in dress ; let it be 
plain, modest apparel,not to, fine or costly, more 
than we art- able to afford; in laying out of our 
money (avoiding every needless expense ;) in 
deep, steady seriousness, and in the solidity and 
usefulness of all our conversation. So shall we 
In- lights shining in a dark place ; so shall we 
daily grow in grace, and in the knowledge of the 
truth as we grow oldei in days and in years. — 
The best helps to the growth in grace, are the 
ill-usage, the affronts, and the losses which be- 
lall us. we should receive them with all thank- 
fulness, as preferable to all others, were it. only 
on this account, that our will has do pari there- 
in! The readiest way to escape from our suf- 
ferings is, to be willing they -lioiild endure as 

Longed God pleaseti II we suffel persecution 

and affliction 111 a right manner, we attain a 

Larger Measure of conformity to Christ, by • due 
improvement of one of these occasions, than we 

could have done merely by imitating his mercy. 



One of the greatest evidences ot God's love to 
us who love God is to send us afflictions, with 
grace to bear them. The readiest way which 
God takes to draw us to ourselves, is to afflict 
us in that we love most and with good reason ; 
and to cause our affliction to arise from some 
good action done with a single eye: because 
nothing can more clearly show us the emptiness 
of what is most lovely and desirable in the world. 
True resignation consists in a through conformi- 
ty to the whole will of God ; who wills and does 
all (excepting sin) which comes to pass in the 
world. In order to this we have only to em- 
brace all events; as his will. In the greatest af- 
flictions which can befall us, either from heaven 
or earth, we should remain immovable, in peace, 
and submissive to God, by an inward, loving re- 
gard to God, uniting in one all the powers of 
our souls, we ought quietly to suffer whatever 
befalls us ; to bear the defects of others and our 
own, to confess them to God in secret prayer, or 
with groans which cannot be uttered ; but nev- 
er to speak a sharp or peevish word, nor munner 
or repine. Let us be willing, that God should 
treat us in the manner that pleases him. Wo 
are his lamb-, and we ought to be ready to suf- 
fer, even to the death, without complaining. "We 
must bear with those we cannot amend, and to 
be content with offering them to God. This is 
true resignation, and since Christ has borne our 
infirmities, we can well bear those of each other 
for Christ's sake. We must abandon all, and 
strip ourselves ot all, in order to seek and follow 
Jesus, naked to Bethlehem where he was born; 
naked to the hall, where he was scourged ; and 
naked to Calvary, where he died on the ( rotl 
so great a mercy, that neither the thing, nor the 
knowledge of it is given to any, but through 
faith in Christ the Son ol the living God. 

There is no love of God without patience, and 

UO patience without lowliness and sweetne-s of 

spirit. Humility alone unites patience with 

without which it is impossible to draw profit 

from suffering; or to avoid complaint, especiaJh 

when we think we have given no occasion for 
what man makes us suffer. True humilit) 
kind of sell-annihilation; and is the center of all 

virtues. We that have returned to (ii>d, must 
be attentive to evi rything which is said to us on 

the lead of Salt atlon, with a desire to |M 
lie rebj, God's command to pray with >\t eeaj- 



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rag is founded on the necessity we have of his 
grace to preserve the Life of God in oar souls, 
which can ii" note BUbeist without it than the 
body can without, air. Prayer continues in the 
I nr hearts. Our souls filled with love, 
desire to please God is our continual prayer. 
We ought to h • in (he Church as the saints are 
in hea\i n. Lei a tip God with our whole 

hearts. Yours in the bonds oi"love. 

A. .1. OORRELL. 
Romeo, Tenn. 

- - m - » - am- 

Improvement ol'Timo. 

Time is the most precious thing in the world. 
So valuable it is that not a moment of it should 
be lost. Then how important it should be that 
we improve our time, while young, that we may 

useful in life and happy in eternity. 

If oath is the spring of life, and if we neglect 
to sow the seed of knowledge while young, our 
lives will be like a barren waste; nothing use- 
fid will grow in it, but brambles of vice and fol- 
ly will grow where the plants of knowledge 
should be implanted. Then how important it is 
that we store our minds with useful knowledge. 
11 we neglect this, our minds will be inactive ; 
our reasoning powers limited, and if we are re- 
quired to talk on a subject of importance we 
cannot do it, because we have nothing of impor- 
tance to say. 

We should seek religion while young, or we 
will not care for it when we get older, for it is 
natural that we care more for this world than 
for the world to come. If, just as youth shows 
its buds and blossoms, it should be snapped of 
by the hand of death, (), how important that it 
should be transplanted from earth to flourish for- 
ever at the foot of the tree of Life, and beside 
of the water of life in heaven. Our time in this 
world is short, when compared to that of eterni- 
t v. Our object and great work in life should be 
for the enjoyment of a fast approaching eternity, 
tor "all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of 
man as the flower of grass, the grass withereth 
and the flower thereof falleth away." 

"How pliort aixl transient arc our day*, 
T] momenta »aj : 

We bad una bloom, 
Drop to tbe tomb, 
Time bnrrlea u I away, 
(t hi \lt. r> not how hoon wc die, 
H bat pi i are, 

in heaven to dwell 
Where nil is well 
live foicTt-r till 

BFSANNAB HESS 



The Bible. 

The value of the Bible, that Book of books, 
cannot be comprehended. Its worth remains 
untold. He who undervalues the Bible, and 
sets at naught its holy teachings is only expos- 
ing his ignorance, as respects his Creator. Man 
did not create himself But there is a first cause 
in the creation of man. The heavens and the 
earth, and all creation can be traced back to no 
one but God himself; and we wish to know how 
it can be done without the aid of the Bible. 

He who disbelieves the Bible has no knowl- 
edge of the characterof God, and knows nothing 
about the future condition of mankind. He is a 
very ignorant being, and if he knows any more 
than the barbarian does, who has never heard of 
a Bible, it is only because he has been bred 
among a civilized people where the gospel is 
proclaimed, and hence the knowledge which per- 
haps he may have more than the heathen, he ob- 
tained, either directly or indirectly, from the Bi- 
ble, although he may apparently be ignorant of 
the fact. If he who sets at naught- the truth of 
the sacred volumn would consider he might yet 
learn that he himself is a reliable witness in its 
favor. The truth of the Bible might be known 
from circumstantial evidence. Men may say it 
disagrees or contradicts itself, in various places, 
which cannot be consistently reconciled. But 
we contend that this is only for the want of a 
clear conception, and a better understanding of 
That the Bible is what- we claim 
be known from known facts. — 
Banish the Bible from our land and we shall 
soon be on a level with all those other nations 
who are strangers to the sacred volume. Heath- 
enism will be the result. What is it that civil- 
izes man, but the Bible ? Indeed the laws of 
our land, to a certain extent, are based upon it, 
and it is just what we need to make of us good 
and peaceable citizens. 

1). B. Flicking er. 

Waterloo, Iowa. 

God will not accept the tongue alone, though 
it were of the most sublime orator ; not the lips 
alone, though they were the lips of chosen Israel 
itself ; not the head alone, though it were the 
head of a learned Diotrephes ; but God will ac- 
cept any contribution that may be entered under 
this head : "A broken and contrite heart." 



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Fur the Companion. 
The l»ttth orVirtuo. 

The- path of virtue thee who trace 
Have got the rob ■ of richest dress j 

■ iy, 
And leads us to eternal day. 

'Tis solemn that so many choose, 
Thu bro;i<l and beaten path, and loose 
The endless happiness and 
Which It prepared for all the blest, 

';hvc no continued si iy, 

How SOOIl by death, are c-iill'd a I 

plrit l 1 1 e r : must take its (light, 
To endless day, or gloomy night. 

How solemn then must he that hour, 
in which there is no earthly power, 
Can inward peace and comfort give, 
hike Christ who died, but now doth live. 

'I la true that hypocrites will say, 
W too ara on the narrow way; 
Thus they go on to their own 1 
And bring reproach upon the Cross. 

Tho mere professors, too, will claim, 
We too, On LiC uc, 

By which they hop-, to enter in, 
Unpardoned of their load of sin. 

How will they feel in that great day, 
When all things here have passed away ; 
Hear fr^m the Judge, li I know\ou not," 
With me you have no share, uor lot, 

ow, and take up your abode, 
With all that came on the broad road, 
1 gave you time, you el oe y->ur wty, 
i'ou thnn'd the cross, did not obey, 

How awful niu-l that -enlence be, 
My God, that drives the soul from Thue. 
And sbnt< it up in dark de-pair, 
To dwell with all the wicked there. 

Then let us walk the narrow way, 
And keep the path, from day to day ; 
Wo then .-ball find a happy end, 
And find in death a faithful friend. 

Isaiah <i Hauley. 
Philadelprua, I'u. 



By Jacob s. r 
By liul Uy. 

By and by ; we --ay it softly, 
Thinking Of a tender hope, 

Siiiriiig always in our bosoms, 
When longings 

By and by ; Oh love -hall greet u- 

tbat is to cc 
And the fean thai now defeat us, 
Then shall a! i a dumb. 

By an<l by j The mournful sorrows 
ding o'er our | Icy 10 

IW — 
lite away. 

Bj and by. We '.Iy, 

And we do not think of earth-life, 
llni 8 I life In- 1 ' 

"'g 
In the I"" '.- ol pi i I 

Hid by, our -hip shall anchor, 
[ft] fair, 

lay in the port ni heaven, 
u liei 



By and by ; Oh say it 6oftly, 
Thinking not of earth and care, 

But the by and by of heaven, 
Waiting for us over there. 



Incentive to Holiness. 

Selected for brother J. 8. Florv 
By D. M. IIolsin-gkb. 

Bow blest the righteous are ! 
When they resign their breath j 
No wonder Balaam wished to sharo 

In such a happy death. 

let me die" said he, 
''The death the righteous do, 
When life Is ended let me be 
Found with the faithful few." 

The force of truth how great ! 
When enemies confess, 
None but the righteous whom they hate 
A solid hope possess. 

But Balaam's wish was vain, 

Hi- heart was insincere: 
He thirsted for unrighteous gain, 
And sought a portion here. 

lie seemed the Lord to know, 
And to olfend is loth : 
But Mammon proved his overthrow, 
For none can serve them both. 

May yon, my friends and I, 
Warning from hence receive j 

If like the righteous we would die, 
We righteously must live. 



PROFE68IO Christians often get 
into a morbid state of mind about 
their personal salvation. The best 
cure yet offered for this disease is to 
transfer our solicitude from ourselves, 
ana set bravely to work for the sal- 
vation of other-. When we are in- 
cited to act for God, all fears of His 
love to us at once cease. — Anon. 



I HAVE had occasion to observe that 
a warm, blundering man does more 
for the world than a frigid, wise man. 
One who gets into a habit of inquir- 
ing about proprieties, and expedien- 
;nnl occasions, often spend- bis 
whole life without doing anything to 
the purpose. — Cecil. 



The aims e Is a selection of our own 

We believe it every word, and have 

expressed the same sentiment often 
In our "blunt" way of saying things 

icrniiv come at it in saying that 
u man u bo makes mistakes is a better 
mail than he who does not And we 
prove it by showing thai he who com- 
mits ii" errors dost bo ■ sck The. 
man who noi i w a ater ■ ill 

not !"• likely t" be shipwrecked Otvi 

mail who, whan be baUti 

is right, will JO "head "Nothing 

ventured noth 



Christian Family Companion 

Tyrone City, Pa., Feb. 2£, 1870 

Brother J. S. Flory 's notes arrived a 
little too late for this week. Our read- 
ers will be glad to know that he ar- 
rived home safely. lie will be heard 
in our next. 



We are now making our collection 
of matter for the March number of the 
Fious Youth. We are lacking origin- 
al articles, but hope to receive several 
yet before we go to press. We had 
hoped that our brethren and sisters 
would feel so much interested in this 
good work that we would be crowded 
with essays. If you have any good 
thoughts we will be much obliged if 
you will drop them on paper in a read- 
able shape and send them to this of- 
fice for publication. 

Tune Wanted. 

We have heard a tune to the GoSth 
hymn in the Brethren's Hymn Book, 
which we desire to have set to noi 
with at least two parts. Who knows 
what we want, and where we can get 
it.? 



Answers to Corespondents 

Joseph Stickky. It was a mistake 
of ours. Have sent you all the back 
numbers, and you have now paid to 
7 — 13. The address of the F. 
on business, is Henry J. Kurtz, l>uy- 
ton, Ohio. 

Geo. CoOAHOWm Ninety cents 
will pay your subscription from I — L'l 
to end of Volume - 

JL. Simmy. Can not \ i>it you al 
thut time, but will endem or to i 
on some other occasion. 

Is, Death warrant of JetttS 
Christ was published on pags 

Volume 1, of the ( tom/MM 

\ ii Snowman h w 
Cain's Wn > There can be no ftta- 
eoasion In regard to the bJtcorj of 
Cain's wife. All Is mere conjecture, 
and one man's specolatli 

.mother, therefore 
•tiling to be gained I 
ig their > nguriee. 



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M <; uini u your suhscrip- 
lion in paid M I i li will he 

about the tituo you mention, August 
R, 1810, 

Kl.i.KH C ^ \- Stover's pa- 

per i.- l>oing M'lit regularly with the 
if tbo pack tO Soutfa lii'iiil. Have 

again scut him a package of back num- 
Ixsri 

Dotj's Washing Haohloe. 

It is n part of our contract with our 

patrons that wo will not notice favor- 
ably an article which we do not know 
ami cannot recommend. And we are 
strictly conscienscious upon this mat- 
ter. And hence we arc somewhat 
tardy in our notia 

We have received through Mr. il. 
('. lbowuing, the General Agent, No. 

ourtlandt St Now York one of 
the above Machines with the ''Uni- 
versal Clothes Wringer," upon such 
conditions that obligate us to givo 
publicly through our paper, the re- 
sult of our experience in it k use, 
whether favorably or otherwise. We 
have both used the machine a number 
of times, and have personally assisted 
and ovcrsxeu the work, and believe 
it to be a means of saving much phys- 
ical labor by a little more mental ap- 
plication. It is an improvement, 
which, ii\ the saving of labor ni the 
duticc >1 to women, compares 

with the threshing machine in those 
belonging to the "sterner sex. - ' When 
intc]Kgeati u > id and according to 
directions, they will do what they aro 

cntcd to, namely : .-wee much 
hard t Any one wishing em- 

ployment in which he ma- be useful to 
others, can safely engage in selling 
\s to the Universal 
Wringer, we have had one in use for 
six years, anil believe it would be a 
saving in any family to have them. 
j for themselves in Bav- 
_- in a short time. For 
particulars see advertisement, which 

out with 'his paper. 

.Moil. I llnsiiusH l.i'lfrr. 

We love short business letters, and 



would gladly encourage any dm i 

that would be likely to increase their 
number. Below we give one latcty 

received as a model : 

"Brother Henry <) all right now; 
Companion on bands ; numbers all 
rend, looking for the next. Enclosed 
find six dollars for Companion for 
myself. <fec" 



Brother HoUinger; You will please 
find enclosed two dollars and twenlv- 
iivc cents for one copy of Uie C&l 
ick and one of the PioUi Youth for 

one year to be sent to the addri 

He is a man with a large fain 



ily in limited circumstances, and could 
hardly afford to get the paper, and I 

know him to be a fond reader, and 
there are Few ISrcthrcn near him. 

I was considering yesterday how I 
might do some good to some poor 
friend ; so this person came first to my 
mind, and I hope by reading the paper 
be may be led to reflect and thank God 
that be has put into your heart to pub- 
lish such a good sheet, winch advo- 
cates the unadulterated word of God. 
I am not able to do much outside of 
my own family, but felt like making 
some poor soid glad; f>nd the "Pious 
Youth" may also have a word to en- 
courage his dear little ones." 



We divest the above of everything 
that could identify the sender, knowing 
it to be his desire that it may not be 
known. In this action of our brother 
wo observe a motive or principle, that 
to us looks very much like what we 
conceive to be Religion — pure and un- 
defiled. "There's a divinity which 
shapes our ends." We are not "suf- 
ficient of ourselves to think anything 
as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is 
of God." 2 Cor. 8: 5. "For it is God 
who works in you both to will and to 
perform of his good pleasure." Phil. 
2: 13. If any man have not the spirit 
of Christ, he is none of his." Romans 
8 : 9. We are told to "try the spirits 
whether they are ofGod." .Man acts 
fr.'iii motives. These may be pi 
or impulse. Religiously we believe 
in the influence of the spirit of God 
Il operates upon the minds of men and 
women ; not in the flesh "for in the 



flesh dwelleth no good thing." There 
is also an evil spirit or influence which 
operates upon the same faculty. Hence 
by the action of the mind, as shown by 
the doings of the man, we may know 
by which of these influences the mind 
of an individual is being controlled; 
- the apostle: "For they that 
are after the flesh, do mind the things 
of the flesh, but they that are after the 
spirit, the things ofthe spirit." With 
scriptures before us, and the 
light of reason to enable us to draw 
from them, we think we may ascer- 
tain what spirit suggested this good 
act toward a fellow creature. 

He was "considering how he might 
do some good to some poor friend." 
How like the spirit of Jesus, whoever 
sought to do good to the children of 
men. It is also in accordance with 
the injunctions to "seek out another's 
good," "do good and communicate," 
and with the general spirit of love to 
our fellow men. He is not able to do 
much outside of his own family, but 
such as he has he is willing to bestow. 
This spirit the Master approved of 
when he sanctioned and recommended 
the bestowal ofthe widow's mite. 

Brethren, we may not be exactly 
orthodox in all theological dogmas — • 
though we are pretty tenacious on 
plainly revealed Bible ordinances and 
institutions, but we have often thought 
— so often that if we are not mistaken 
we now believe it — that this spirit of 
this spirit of doing good — real 
— substantial— tangible good, that may 
be seen, felt realized — and that will 
impel men to "glorify our Father who 
is in heaven," is, after all the funda- 
mental principle in the religion of Je- 
sus Christ. We have enough pray- 
ing for the poor; there arc words 
enough — what we need are deeds, ac. 
tions, in the shape of pennies, dimes, 
dollars, barrels of flour, clothing, cat- 
tle, field.-, Bibles, books — anything 
that is needed, and that can conduce 
to the good of our fellows and the hon- 
or of our God, We think there is 
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They were the great burden in the 
teachings of the Author of Christi- 
anity. 

If then, we conclude that such deeds 
are prompted by the spirit of Christ, 
we ought all to labor to "be of the same 
niiud," and let this same spirit dwell 
iuus. It must not needs be manifest- 
ed in the .same way. If a man needs 
bread, give him bread; if clothing, 
clothe him; but if he have the means 
of supplying those things, ana lacks 
food for the soul, as you value his soul 
and your own, administer to hie wants 
promptly. 

Brethren, we want that you should 
consider how you may do good. If 
you have an abundance of this world's 
goods, think — consider — how you may 
"make some poor soul glad." When 
you are seated around your bountiful- 
ly supplied table, think of the many 
hundreds — yea thousands — in our land 
who would rejoice to receive the frag- 
ments that you are wasting, and con- 
sider how you may do them good. 
When you are enjoying the comforts 
of warm houses, clothing, and beds, 
DlbeC the booselesC, and destitute, 
and consider whether you can do them 
good And lastly — though not least 
— when you enjoy your well E 
library of books, or richly supplied 
tables of periodicals and papers devot- 
ed to useful literature, teaching of the 
goodness of God and the wonders of bis 
v. orks, w itii your children around you, 
all en gaged in the pursuit of know 1- 
and pleased with the light of it — 

consider the homes of the desolate, 

and think if you coulddo them y 

sharing of _\ our abundance. 

And above all — being of value im- 

oly beyond all tbese— when yoq 

the soul-sustaining truths of the 

n ligioi ol Jesus— from the knon ledge 

of hi* blessed word- and the bop i r 

eternal Ufa beyond tbe grave, then 

u ill yen DOl lliink h<i\v J on liui\ do 

food to ill"-'- win* ure \et in darkness, 

iheni the light ..I'Divine 
lotion. Think bow you may <i, 
good. 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Correspondence of church newt solicited from 
aU parts of the Brotlurhood. Writer'' t name 
and address required on every communication, 
as guarantee of good faith. Rejected communi- 
cations or manuscript used, not returned. All 
communications for publication should be writ- 
ten upon one side of the sheet only. 

Brother HuUiager ; The under- 
signed moved to this part of God's 
moral vineyard, the 3rd day of April 
18C8. Found 2 brothers and 4 sisters 
here ; they were as lambs isolated from 
the flock. But they received us with 
much brotherly kindness. Elder Win. 
Ealem aud brother John Goodman 
came to us from Bond Co., 111., and 
held two meetings and left two ap- 
pointments for preaching. And also 
left us then to continue our appoint- 
ments. In the fall the brethren from 
Bond county came to us and held a 
lovefeast. Our neighbors liked the 
order of the Brethren very well. Con- 
tinued our meetings and outsiders call- 
ed on us to preach, and it was not 
long until we had all the time taken 
up, and now we have meeting every 
Lord's day. And the Lord it appears 
has added his blessing and the church 
has prospered. We Lad a lovefeast 
11 and also held an election, and 
the church called brother Andrew 
Neher and brother II. Hershbarger to 
the ministry, and brother Shanaielt to 
the vit qow we have a line and 

well organized church here, with 18 
members, and the prospects are very 
good at this time. We have a good 
country here. We can raise wheat, 
corn, oats, potatoes, and iruit iu abun- 
dance of all kinds. We invite breth- 
ren to stop here when they arc 
ing from the east] on the 0, and M 

B. B Salem is the point. 1 live only 
one mile west of this point. Th< 
veniences are verj good lor traveling. 
Brethren wishing to locate then. 
in southern Ills., wiil find good opor- 
tunity in Marioh - and can be 

bought low. We invite brethren to 
come and -< e for thenaseh i 

Jog] mi ('lull 



her J J- iir ; / ; The aik is Mill 
ino\ Ing "iiu aid. ( )u the 27th ■ 

I left borne for M 

Lion, to meet brother Daniel Heard. nil'. 

of Ill's, t biro in Idling 

appointments in that church. « 

to brother Bivhard Muniinerl - Mi*ct- 

ing in the ovoninj 

her K'urdorff fail- 



ed to meet me, so I tried to interest 
the congregation as best I could. Next 
day, 2»th, meeting in the evening at 
Two Taverns school-house. Bi 
Dcardorfl" met me there, but was un- 
well. Lodged with brother John 
Trostle. 

29th, visited old brother John 
Pfoutz and the old sister, both very 
frail in body, but strong in the faith, 
and full of love. Meeting in the eve- 
ning at Marsh Creek meeting-house; 
lodged with brother Samuel Pfoutz. 
Next day, :J0th, meeting same place. 
Evening meeting at Mount Uuion 
Chapel. A very full house, and 
atteution. Lodged with sister Tilly 
Bitler. Next morning (31st) took 
leave of brother and Bister UeardorfT, 
with a serious farewell. Arrived at 
home and found all well. "Thanked 
the Lord aud took courage.'' 

Adam Hoi.i.im.ku. 

Bermudian, Pa. 



Brother Henry ; The gospel ship 
is still moving slowly. The harvest 
truly is great and we have pr 
and the Master has Bent us another 
laborer. The lot fell on our brother 
David 0. Brumbaugh. May God be 
with him and enable him to declare 
unto us the whole counsel of God. — 
We have meeting three times a month 
Brother Jacob Snyder and Washing- 
ton Wylaud were with US on th< • 
and 19th, had one meeting and atten- 
ded to some church matters. We 
were made to rejoice and feel strength- 
ened by their encouraging words — 
God bless them and their labors 
of love, and may other.- visit us and 
settle among us, as we are but few in 
number. Come on Brethren ; here is 

and a large field open We 
have had to rise before people here 
that have Dot heard the gospel preach- 
ed fur 20 years, not so much a- ■ pray- 
• . M.i\ Qod help as to go and j 
the gospel to every creature. 

.1'. 1'. MtuiM \\\ 



BroUu r I am getting the 

CWij nd 1 find it a great help 

to the pilgrim on bis W •) lu 
1 read of the ministering )>r«-ti 

\« r\ inter. 

I led h< Ip them tn ill 
whole ci.ti ■■ d. fearless ol the 

' man. May tin 
foi their hire, and in the M 

m\ praj 

1> I I 
DiUtt 



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Uio£i-ii|>li.v of Brother Abraham 
Rotlirork. 

irtmMt.] 
her A MtAHAM ROTHKOOK was 

I) >rn in Northumberland County, Pa., 
and when yet young in years his fa- 

• II..I BBOOK, ino\ed 

with his family to Mifflin County, Pa., 
near Lewistown Hen I lived 

and labored through many vicissitudes 
of this life, went through the different 
stationa In the minlBtry, and when, in 
decline in his tem- 
tances caused him to tool 
f,,r n new home, he benl his steps for 

able purpose to the then new 

• v Arriving here he 

f uintl "much to do, both In making a 

new home for his large family, as also 

to visit the scattered members who 

(receded bun, and Bottled in dif- 

■ parts remote from each other. 
But his love and regard for the wel- 
fare 6f Others, and the duties devolving 
,.u him. a- the first and only Bidet in 
this remote and extended field of la- 
bor lie surmounted, and attended to 
all With a Willing cheerfulness. He. 
organized a Church her.', hut it ox- 

i, and included a circle in some 
directions from ffftd Smiles from his 
home. To make these journeys re- 
quired not a little interest in the cause 
of Christ, and no small sacrifice on his 
own part, yet he gave himself wholly 
to the work, and did all he could trust- 
ing to God that he alone cou'd sustain 
him in the discharge of his duties, till 

laborers would come into this 

extended field. 

The drouth in the year 18G0, and 

consequent want of the people, moved 

i, and a desire to relieve 

who he so often admonished to 

trust in God as the author of their ex- 

e and also their preserver, caused 

him to leave his family and II 

i care, and go East among those 
in whom he had confidence, and so 
B .licit their aid. This he also accom- 
plished, to the doing of much good 
christian liberality of the Breth- 
ren everywhere, wasthereby proclaim- 
ed, and many thanks and praises ten- 
dered to the willing givers, and also 
toth( G very good and 

perfect gift. 

■ in were his christian vir- 
tues more fully exhibited, when after 
his partial recovery from the -h its lie 
received by a wicked hand, for bo oth- 
er reason, that we can know, than that 
he \\a-a preacher of the Qospel df 
,,•,.. ( Pot the would-be assassin 



said that there was one less of BUCh 
preachers, after he had shot him, and 
af lie fell through the cellar door un- 
der the ).., I!v lay 
for many days oncouscious, and a- it 
1 between life and death, upon 
reviving, and on being made acquain- 
ted how begot Into this condition, bis 
astonishment was only expressed that 
he had no thought that man could lie 
so wickfed j and when lie in after time 
was nsked whether he did ii- w Mi 
■civ punished who were the 
of his crippled condition, he 
would Bay: "No, he would like I 
them repent, and obtain forgivew 
God for the evil they did to others as 
well as to himself" He endured his 
Consequent affliction with submissive- 
Mid a patience rarely witnessed 
His nearest and dearest wish was the 
care and prosperity of the Church in 
the Held where he so sincerely labored. 
Although age and inlirmity would not 
permit him to travel as he was wont 
to do, yet he would not stay at home 
when he was able to go oat. He had 
the satisfaction to see and know, at 
last, that within tin; circle of his lir.-t 
field of labor, six churches are now or- 
ganized, and still more in prospect. 
The end of his earthly days came not 
unexpectedly to him ; he was prepared 
to leave this world, in full faith and 
hope, to take up his abode in another, 
in a better and more glorious, sphere, 
and there we hope, trust and believe, 
his spirit has arrived to receive the 
reward of all true servants and follow- 
ers of him, who has the reward with 
him. 

On the 8th the remains of the de- 
ceased were conveyed to their last 
resting place. The funeral services 
were conducted by brethren .1. E. Ilil- 
kev. Peter Brubaker and J. W. Hop- 
pings. They improved the occasion, 
and spoke from Rev. 14 : 12, 13, to a 
larger number flf brethren, sisters, and 
friendly neighbors, than the writer can 
recollect of having seen on any simi- 
lar occasion, Deceased leaves sorrow- 
ing, but not dispairing, as some do, a 
wile, a mother in Israel, 5 sons and 15 
daughters, all married, except the 
youngest son. who lives with the 
mother. The others live at a >hoit 
distance from the old home. They all 
have the faith of their parents, yet on- 
ly some of their number are united 
with the church. And while lb 
i; So vividly manifested that life is un- 
certain, and that it is needful to make 
preparation to meet those dear de- 



parted ones in the realms of bliss and 
happiness, it Is hoped and desired that 
they and others may not longer delay, 
but make their title sure to the eter- 
nal mansions above. 

CHRISTIAN SHANK 
[ Visitor please copy.] 
• ♦ * 
/;,- ther Holtinger ; The Cbmpa* 
ion still makes its regular arrivals, 
and is welcomed by all those of us 
who can comprehend its gocd design. 
We truly regard it a3 a great means 
by which we may be encouraged on 
our pilgrimage toward that destina- 
tion at which we should all aim, — 
'on the other side of Jordon." Yet 
we must alao confea3 that it some- 
times brings with it thoughts which 
in a measure mar that joy and com- 
fort with which we usually search 
its pages. And for the encourage 
ment of both its editor and readers 
we will ventnro to refer to an item 
which (no doubt by many) was read 
with a <rreater or les3 decree of re- 
gret. And that is, that our editor 
brother was made to "rejoice in the 
| prospect of being freed from his of- 
lice prison, to which" he says, "we 
i have been confined for the past two 
months, day, and night, and in which 
we did not hear a sermon — save one 
| of our own." This perhaps many of 
I us could not be allowed to say, unless 
we were encompassed about with cir- 
; cumstances of a nature more formid- 
: able than confinement in our office, 
J store, shop, or farm, prisons. Never- 
theless, my dear fellow readers, let 
us not be too hasty to conclude that 
the brother is getting too economical 
to lessen his confinements and priva- 
tions, by employing assistants. Yet 
rather lot us conclude that perhaps 
he has been so liberal in his offers, 
and is furnishing so many poor with 
his paper gratis, that in order to 
keep up the Companion in its pres- 
ent size and splendor, such a degree 
of economy has become indispensable. 
And that if wo who operate (which 
should be us all) for him as agents 
and friends in behalf of our papers, 
would now and then drop on our lists 
a namo (accompanied with the nee- 
ary demands) of such ones as we 
could most expect that God would 
reward us for, we would be most 
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which the brother is undergoing. 
And would also be a means by which 
many souls would be encouraged to 
feed upon the bread of life who in- 
stead are feoding upon the wind, 
and are left to themselves "without 
hope and without God in the world." 
C. C. Root. 
Mirahile, Mo. 



Brother llohinger : May it please 
the .Brotherhood generally and hon- 
or God in particular — to have a 
little space in the Companion filled 
with a history of the meeting that 
transpired in the Rock Run congre- 
gation, Ind., which is as you find : 
Saturday Feb. 5th. The brethren 
came together — counciled and trans- 
acted all necessary business in which 
they found it to be an imperative 
duty to make choice for a speaker, 
which choice was gratified by the ap- 
pointment of brother David Floch- 
stettler to the ministry. After the 
above had been satisfactorily settled, 
then came over all quite a rejuven- 
ized spirit that carried the all impor- 
tant work into a series of meetings 
which were well conducted, a-id at- 
tended. The work was so beautifully 
carried on by brethren Jesse Cal 
vert and D. B. Sturgis and so richly 
Messed by the Lord, that 4G new 
members were added to the Brother- 
hood. 

David Beuhy. 

Qothen, Ind. 



Brother Hohinjer ; I feel thank- 
ful that wo are blessed with so much 
good instruction as we get through 
Uie reading of the Companion. 
Therefore, l feel like making known 
to you, through its medium our hopes 
of success in the Mister's cause.— 
We, being 85 or 40 miles from any 
of the ministering brethren, are de- 
prived the pleasure of heariug much 
preaching. Five ministering breth- 
ren wore with us the second week in 
October, arrangements were made 
that we should have preaching everv 
8rd Sabbath in the month, which we 
have had since that time. We now 
feel \{:i-y much encourage I. One 
moro has been added, by baptism, 
which increases our umail number to 
eight. Wo arc desirous of having 



some ministering brethren locate 
among us, feeling con3ciou3 that 
much good may be the result. Breth- 
ren we ask an interest in your pray- 
ers, that we may remain steadfast 
unmovable, always abounding in the 
work of the Lord, forasmuch as we 
know that our labor is not in v. an 
in the Lord. Therefore let us be 
his faithful servants. Yours in love 
Lusin'a Snick. 
Buckhart, lilt. 

•-•• 

Dear Brother ; This blessed Sab- 
bath day I have been enjoying the 
privilege of reading the Companion 
while no one else is near, and I can 
heartily say, it brings a welcome mes- 
sage in my behalf, and 1 do think it 
is as good as preaching to me when I 
have no opportunity of going to meet- 
ing, for at this time I feel almost for- 
saken. As God knoweth all things 
best he has seen proper to call my 
two loving children away into eternity 
and thus 1 am left to mourn their loss, 
which is great. Oh, brethren, pray 
for me, that I may endure my I 
les and trials unto the end, and then 
meet my loved ones never more to 
part. And may the God df grace I Mi 
be with you and help you to carry on 
your work rightly, and acceptably in 
the sight of God is the prayer of your 
sister in Jesus. 

Susan. < . AunoJjii. 

Brant, (>lw>. 

»♦♦ 1 

Brother Hohx a j' r : We have lo 
pieachingjiere bj the brethren, and I 
would be quitr lost if 1 should not 
get the Companion once ererj 
i notice in Companion, No 5, that 
brother Rotund, of Dallas, county, 
Iowa, Mates that they haw organiz- 
ed a church ami that brother Christian 
LoQgifl ODe a Hg them, and also 

brother John DtehT. Xbej 
other member- here bat my wile and 
f. If the Brethren don't 

h.ii, 1 .-ball in., B tO J '•'■' 

I arrived hero a year ago within - 

Cw • i 

■►-*■» 
"Brother Holsinyi i r. . :. ; . 

some ol OUC UTOthl ■ I ..in drop a 

few Lines for the consolation and 
faction of some of our brethren. The 

Lord bur. again been at work hi 

the Washington branch of the church. 

1 1 . the l.'tli iuatant \. 
for one apeakei and one visiting broth* 



er, which fell on brother Joseph ITart- 
sough as speaker, and brother Joseph 
Harto as visiting brother. Joesph 
Lccdy, from Antiuch, and Samuel 
Murray met with us. And while the 
brethren stopped with us we hud meet- 
ing for a few days, and 5 mote were 
made willing to put on Christ by obey- 
ing him through the holy ordinance of 
baptism. May the Lord bless breth- 
ren Leedy and Murray in their labors, 
and strengthen and enable them to 
still grow and stand firm in their call- 
ing, and declare the w 7 hole coun- 
God, that m a ay moro may be con- 
strained to turn to the side of the 
Lord. 1). S. Cttim:. 

Warsaw. Ind. 



TlinIIixh *<> )i >jlUr>r.-:il J It. 

Antiocii, IniO 
Feb. 10th. I 
According to previons notice, a 
number of brethren met aPAntioeb/to 
take into consideration the propriety 
of establishing a College or High 
School among'thc brethren, the result 
of which to submit to next Annual 
for its approbation. 

janued by the 
appointment of cider Samuel Murrav, 
Moderator, and Daniel Smith, Clerk, 
when the (olio wing resolution 
ed : 
Whereas we feel solemnly imp 
ed with the conviction that the time 
bag. come when the Brotherhood 

should proi ido facilities for the educa- 
tion of o . ind daugh 
us, Therefore : 

1st. Resolved, Thai i; ag ap- 

prove of the establishment of 
amongst the Brethren where our chil- 
dren maj ■ a better and moke 

thorough education than they can at 

our cpnunon - 
2nd, Mt uoht J. , 

this .-Object to QUI 

in;, r . 

me nil jii 

of the chur. li relative to i dm 

faeilil 

Middle |) 

the ftbo\ e pr< am. 

our iw.Yt A ui iuul 
.i ion 
i /. 
tor* ol our pi 

puj.c: 



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Missionary. 
RaI I Id N i v. Ifo. | 

.Inn. 87th, 1M0. J 

\ Ooanctl If eoting was beld by the 
Brethren "i \\a\ county, Missouri, for 
the purpose of taking into considera* 
lion the building of a meeting-house 
and for other purposes. It wesunan- 
imooely agreed that it was highly im- 
portani that a house should be built, 
and tli.it WO would build one at soon 
le, and being few in nnmber, 
and feeling our Inability to bear all the 
expense it was unanimously resolved 

to appeal to the Brotherhood for aid, 

and 1 was appointed to address the 
Brotherhood npon the subject, which 

I will proceed to do. 

The Savior says: "go preach the 
GospeL" This is a command as em- 
phatic a.s when the Master said thou 
shalt not commit adultery. I tremble 
at the weight of the responsibility rest- 
ing upon the church of the living God. 
To preach the Gospel requires persons 
i.i preach it, and places to preach in, 
and hence the great responsibility 
resting upon the Church of giving 
every aid possible to carry into effect 
the provisions of the great commis- 
sion. The Gospel is to extend to all 
the world, commencing at Jerusalem. 
I low far these sublime truths, ns 
taught by JeSUS Christ, arc as yet ex- 
tended over the world, "judge ye." 
My opinion is the world has heard 
but little, comparatively speaking, of 
the doctrine as taught by Jesus Christ 
and the Apostles. They have heard 
the popular religion as taught in the 
world, and well adapted to the natu- 
ral inclinations of man; hence the de- 
lusion. Admitting this, brethren, con- 
template with me the fearful responsi- 
bility resting upon the true Church. 
The eminent Apostle l'aul, in writing 
to his Tnessalonian brethren, bearing 
directly upon the subject of the com- 
ing of Christ, warns them not to sleep 
as do others, but to watch and be so- 
ber. 1 These. 1 : <>. One very prom- 
inent cause of sleeping is ease and 
luxury. When bountifully supplied 
with all the comforts of life it is natu- 
ral to slumber and >lrep, dead to the 
irrcat responsibility resting croon them 
a- individuals The piercing winds 
of dreary winter are chilling the life- 
blood of thousands and millions of hu- 
man being*. Famine, diseasi and 
misery have found their way into the 
rable abodes of suffering. The 
widow is struggling to provide 

thing to feed and clothe her Buffering 



children ; their cries for bread melt 
her heart, \etno power to alleviate 
their distress. fst amidst all thee 
scene.- of misery and woe, the sleeper 
is slumbering away, surrounded, tem- 
porarily, with all the means to make 
themselves comfortable. The winds 

may howl and moan, her Icy touch 
may penetrate the miserable habita- 
tions of the Buffering, still they sleep, 
and continue to sleep until the coming 

of the bridegroom is announced : "go 

ye out to meet him," when they wake 
and find no oil in their vessels. As 
with individuals, so with the Church; 
for the Church is composed of indi- 
viduals bound together by the princi- 
ples as taught by .Jesus Christ, and 
promulgated by the Apostles, "Christ 
being the chief corner stone." In the 
Apostolic days the Church was a liv- 
ing Church, full of life and vitality. 
Soon the seeds of corruption were 
sown, soon the principles as taught 
by the founder were buried in avarice, 
and the sublime doctrines of our Lord 
and Master were lost in a miserable 
superstition. Yet whilst the princi- 
ples w«re lost it still existed, for it is 
immutable and unchangeable, being 
divine. It may be buried, and by the 
same means, for "like causes produce 
like effects." The responsibility of the 
Brotherhood is beyond the power of 
conception. ("Ye are Brethren.) The 
opportunity ofextcndin^Christ's King- 
dom is greater, especially in the United 
States, than at any former period. We. 
have passed through a dreadful war; 
its ruinous influences and effects are 
felt and feared ; the minds of the peo- 
ple are prepared to receive the doctrine 
of Christ; "if your enemy hunL. r er,"&c 
and that Christ's Kingdom is a King- 
dom of universal peace, and 'goodwill.' 
But. alas! the sectarian, and the man 
of war have unfurled their banners; 
the doctrine still is proclaimed ; Chris- 
tians can draw the sword, and bury 
the glittering blade in the vitals of 
christians and still be christians. 
These anti-christian principles have to 
be met, and how? By preaching the 
Qospel, which is the command. Breth- 
ren, do you not 9ce how extended is 
the field of your labor? look at your 
MsSter'8 vineyard; see how many nox- 
ious weeds are growing up and chok- 
i i) lt out the wheat ! It then requires 
united effort on the part of the Brotb- 
Bfhood, with a firm reliance on our 
heavenly father for support, for he 

has promised to be with us "even to 
the end of tho world.'' To accomplish 



the responsible mission before us, the 
labor is great) but the reward is bc- 
Voud all calculation : "a crown ofeter 
mil life." 

Only a short time since I was in the 
valley of Virginia (Rockingham coun- 
ty) where the Brotherhood is exten- 
sive — good and comfortable meeting- 
, and ministering brethren in 
abundance, where the people can hear, 
if disposed, the "words of eternal life." 
I .rm at this time in the far west, where 
there is a small Brotherhood, avast 
fie'd of labor, and ministering brethren 
very scarce, and small aad uncomfort- 
able places of holding meetings. The 
sectarian is here ; his standard is float- 
ing in the breeze. I am ready to ex- 
claim "come and help us," help us by 
sending out ministering brethren ; help 
us by your advice and counsel — help 
us to build meeting-houses — help us by 
sustaining our religious publications — 
and help us by every means possible, 
and more especially by your prayers 
to our Divine Father. I recollect 
when I was in Virginia hearing broth- 
er Jacob Wine declare, when preach- 
ing the word, "we should not stay at 
Jerusalem." I agreed with him then, 
and I agree with him still, and at this 
time feel more powerfully the truth of 
the declaration. Brethren, may not 
too many of you be staying at Jerusa- 
lem, where you can have ease and 
comfort. Remember there is no duty 
so high and holy as teaching "the 
words of eternal life," and the reward 
is beyond the power of conception. 
Two years ago next spring, I was in 
the State of Ohio, and there formed 
the acquaintance of a number of breth- 
ren, some of their names I at this time 
remember, and will mention Brown, 
Earleys, Millers, Funderburgs, Ar- 
nolds, and Frances, and having not 
heard from them since, I now embrace 
this opportunity of sending them my 
love, hoping they may extend the same 
to the brcthreu generally, and also ask 
them to assist us in our undertaking. 
I also propose, as soon as I feel my- 
self able to bear the expenses, to pay 
them a visit; if the Lord is willing. 
And in this connection I appeal to the 
churches in the valley of Virginia for 
aid, and 1 do this in behalf of the breth- 
ren here — a considerable number are 
from that section. And brethren llol- 
Binger and Quinter, we ask you thro' 
your columns to give us your aid, aud 
not only to us, but to all the young 
branches, OS they are being planted 

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do they stand io need of you — as well 
as l he church's fostering care. 

And in conclusion, a word to breth- 
ren contemplating emigrating to the 
west. We invite your attention to 
this section of the west, I mean Raj 
county, Mo. This county, as a gen- 
em 1 thing, is high, rolling prairie, tol- 
erably well timbered. Coal in abun- 
dance, pleuty of water, easy of culti- 
vation, a rich alluvial soil, a fine grain 
country, natural for grass. The prai- 
ries can be plowed with two horses. 
It is as healthy as any portion of the 
west. 

Any one desiring information can 
address brethren David 13. Bowman, 
or John Vantrump, or myself, at Har- 
din, Kay county, Missouri. The Vis- 
itor will please copy. 

Any money that may be given for 
the purpose of aiding in building a 
meeting-house in the county of Kay, 
Missouri, can be sent to the care of 
brethren David B. Bowman, or John 
Vantrump as above. 

Yours in the bonds of the Gospel. 
Addison Harper. 



From Brother I>. 1>. Sell. 

Nraraa Pa.) 
Feb. 10th, 1870.} 
I last wrote from Philadelphia. On 
the afternoon of the 7th to German- 
town. It being remarkably pleasant 
I chose to walk. The brethren in the 
city gave me directions, but by misun- 
derstanding on my part I got several 
miles out ol'the way. By this I learn- 
ed something and that is this, when a 
man is going wrong he feels about as 
well as if he were going i ight. I then 
made inquiry of a gentleman who in- 
formed DM that 1 was on the wrong 
way. Then 1 retraced my steps as 
rapidly as possible as the sun was 

making its way toward the W( 

horizon. The firsl bouse 1 Btopped at, 
to make inquiry concerning the breth- 
ren's meeting-bouse, was the bouse 

of brother William Henson. Sister 

Ben on met us at the door end kindly 

took me in when \\e enjoyed ii good 

resh A bout dark brother Benson came 

from the place of his business, and 

kindly received ux. We could not 
help but fee] ourselt quite et home. — 
After Bupper went to meeting i fen 

From the ddorof brother B< 
Many solemn reflection I pat I 'I mj 
mind when entering the door of that 
old meeting-house, that is just LOO 
yeara old, and when 1 took my scut 



at the old table with my senior breth- 
ren (Jraybill Myers, Jacob Reiner, 
and others, to look back with the 
minds eye to the time when the breth- 
ren first placed the feet on the Ameri- 
can soil. Where arc they now ? 
Sleeping in their dasty beds a little 
ways from the meeting-house under 
those evergreen trees, which seem to 
speak to the passer by. "They rest 
from their labors and their works do 
follow them !" Meeting was opened 
by brother Myers. Brother Keiner 
entertained us for a time from 44 verse 
13 chapter of Matt. We then closed 
the meeting. "We had a pleasant and 
we hope a profitable meeting. We 
would say here, the church is not in 
the condition at this place that we ex- 
pected to find it. There is no minis- 
ter there, and no deacons. Brother 
Price has had the oversight of it for a 
long timo, and is now so old that he 
can no longer labor. .We truly feel 
for the brethren and sisters at this 
place ; we hope they will give them- 
selves to prayer and fasting, that the 
Lord may send laborers in that field 
to labor. " Brother Myers went for tho 
purpose of doing something for them ; 
we hope that his labors were a success. 
All night with brother Benson. 

On the morning of the 8th wo visi- 
ted tht burying ground ; although it 
was cold and snowy we went through 
to see a number of the graves, and 
saw many old dates on the head 
stones. Among them I saw the grave 
of Alexander Mack, one among the 
Brat brethren that came to America. 
The letters on his tombstone are in 
the German language. 1 am not ae- 
quaintcd with the German, but still 1 
made out his name, &c. There is a 
tree waving over his grave of which 
I cut a cane, and have it now with me 
as a relic. I saw the photograph of 
Peter Ki.-er, and 1 am under obliga- 
tions to sister Benson for showing sad 
giving me a piece ol'the old meeting- 
bouse that was built in IZSS, and a 

piece of the tile they covered the lir.-l 

- with. They do doubt brought 

them from Germany. These things 

I t < > ■ . k with me, to show to my 
brethren in the far west, that 1 WSJ 

at the place where the first ehurch was 
organised in A-merice Wt regretted 
we could not itai longer with the 

brethren at tbi \\ ent to the 

city on the morning of the Mh, diued 

with brother Spanoglo's faniili 
to the I place of J. S Th 

took supper w lib him uud fuuuly ; 



then to Crown St. to meeting. The % 
night being cold and stormy only a 
few present ; but still more than tho 
number of which the Savior says I 
will be with you. Put up with brother 
Fry near the meeting-bouse. We had 
the pleasure here of rooming with 
brother Abraham H. Cassel, who wo 
think is the best read brother we have 
ever bad the pleasure to converse 
with. He has an immense library. 
He has about fifty different transla- 
tions of the bible. We regret that we 
could not get out to see and examine 
some of his books. Took leave of the 
brethren in the city on the morning of 
the 9th. Many thanks, brethren for 
your kindness toward me during my 
stay among you. 

Came to Mount Joy, Lancaster co., 
at noon & dined with elder David Gar- 
loch. Had a pleasant interview with 
him. Circumstances being so I had to 
leave there sooner than we liked, to 
came home the night of the i)th. 
Found all well. My next trip will 
be westward. 

Daniel D. Sell. 
♦♦♦ 

tor the Companion. 
'•Order iu Ciod't* House" 

Since our God is a God of order, 
and not of confusion, were it not more 
in accordance with the gospel aud or- 
der, for the Brethren, at our commun- 
ion meetings, in reading the loth 
chapter of St John .while feet-wash 
iug ; to read the entire chapter before 
commencing to wash feet, and then 
proceed ? I suppose we will all admit, 
that that chapter is read upon that im- 
portant occasion, to show the people 

that we have scripture for what we 
do. The audience generally paj 

attention to what is being read ; and 
when the reading brother comes to 
the words : "Heriseth from supper, 
Ac. their attention is somewhat dis- 
turbed by the brethren then rising to 

their feet, taking oll'lheir OOStS, and 

soon. And while feet- washing 
ingon there is more or less OOnfnsii 
and the Spectators wanting t,, 
performance pay attention to the f. 
fashing Vnd the reading brother 
still reads oil to the end, so when he 
is done hardly any know what he did 
read. 1 have thought it would be far 
Iw-tter 10 read the chapter to the i ml, 
uud when done reading-, th. 

c the w ashin. i 

could hear what w a- read aid l! 

-ee that we bare scripture for 

what \\c do. This prut/tv. ■ .,,t 



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■ ral among the Brethren, but 



. ! . :i this 

luhscribors, ami if my 
miuuuT of taking out my comin 
i- cot correel ; ite it, and I will 

refund. I think 1 will get more sub- 
scribers for tin- ■ "'" and )' I. 
I am much pleased with the Youlh ; 
think it will do mi; . in families. 
Send the back numbers to these sub- 
scribers if you have them ; I 
the subscribers to the Cmn, 
that 1 get here, arc outsiders. 1 (ell 
them my object in soliciting subscrip- 
tion, is not so much fur the small 
amount th< - the 
sentimonl tp be obtained by reading 
i;, and if they will not read, and think 
on what they read, 1 would rather 
they would not take the paper. 

Ki.i't-.i!. George Wolfe. 



Your method of obtaining amount 

of commission i St, and reinit- 

WSB nil rierht, and we shall be 

| 1 to add aS many names as 

-ame rates, both for 

' and Youlh. 

Yon say : "If they will not read, 

and think on what they read, I would 

rather tiny would not take the paper." 

That is our sentiment exactly. We 

want a thousand new subscribers, 

but we would not willingly accept a 

Iption if we had good 

■ iC would make no 

proper use of the paper. We want 

to gi?e value for what we receive. 

We aci apt it a~ u favor when brethren 

it to secure subscribers 

for u-. bul we ask them not to solicit 

from pi to whom we 

However, after 

a man bai become a .-ubscriher 

thing may be done for him toward 

Lituting him a n adcr, and if he 

• indue, ,', t., I, come interested 

in the paper, much good may be SC- 

) 

1 I 

'A- /• //■ nry : Allow i 

■ 



We take it for our son, and 
find it to more than meet our expect a- 
We would not be without it. 
1 think it one of the best papers for 
children that can he published, and 
would advise all christian parents to 
:<~ it is tilled with 
entertaining reading matter, which 
. <t\ boy and girl 
who reads it. We will not ask you 
to make any improvements on it, but 
hope (with the help of Qod) tin: breth- 
ren will give you that support you so 
richly deserve, that you will he able 
.rood and entertaining, 
and as instructive as it now is, I re- 
main yours in christianfcllowship. 
Amaziaii C. Barr. 
icasler, Pa. 

Religious Reading in Hie French 
Language Wanted. 

Brother Wdmntgeri We have a few 
French brethren and Bisters who can 

not well understand the English lan- 
goage, and who would like very much 
to have Christian reading in their own 
language, if it i* possible. Please let 
us know by the CofApakAon Your 
brother Andrew Cottel. 

Whitley ('".. Ind. 

♦♦ 

Announcements. 

next Annual Meitin^ will bo held in 
the Brelhrcn'6 meeting-house, 4 miles south 
of the city of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, 
Iowa, and will btigin on Tuesday after Peutc- 
eost, Juuc 7th, next. 

E. K. Beiculey, 

S. M. MlI.LEK 

Cor. Scc's 
District Jieejiag*. 

Brother lhnry; The brethren of 
the Second District of Virginia will 
hold their distiict meeting on the 
first Friday and Saturday in May, 
in Augusta county, at the Brethren's 
meeting-house near New Hope in 
the Middle River branch. A full at- 
be dance M desired. By order of 
the ehu ch. 

M AI1TIN GARBER. 

I'isitor please copy. 

If the Lord will, the brethren pur- 
holding the district meeting for 
the district o4 West Virginia, with 
the brethren, in Sandy Creek con- 
tion, Preston county, on the 
and 14th of May next. An in- 
vitation is extended to those who may 
wish to I" 1 within upon that occasion. 
Those who may wish to correspond 
with rci'crcnco to the meeting will ad- 



dress the writer. By order of the 
church. 

James A. Ridejjour. 
Rrandonville, W. Va. 



<lueNtioni*. 

What should I do were I to hear a 
brother use profane language, or sec 
him reel under the influence of intoxi- 
cating liquors ? 

What is the difference between a 
public offense and a private one ? 
D. A. Lichty. 

I should like to have some of the 
brethren's views, through the Com- 
panion, on Matthew 12: 31,32, which 
reads as follows: "Wherefore I say 
unto you all manner of sin and blas- 
phemy shall be forgiven unto man, but 
the blasphemy against the Iloly Ghost 
shall not be forgiven unto man. " 

What sin is it ? It must be a differ- 
ent sin from all others. 

D. L. Fisher. 

Will you or some other brother give 
an explanation through the Compan- 
ion of Acts 9: 7; "And the men which 
journeyed with him stood speechless, 
hearing a voice but seeing no man." 
The 22nd chapter, 9th verse reads : 
"And they that were with me saw in- 
deed the light and were afraid, but they 
heard not the voice of him that spake 
to me." A. Pearsall 

Will you or some one else give an 
explanation of Luke 6 : 23 ? 

D. H. BoNEBRAKE. 

Br«ther Henry ; Will you or some 
other brother give an explanation of 
Luke 16:9: "and I say unto you 
make to yourselves friends of the 
mammon of unrighteousness, that 
when ye fail they may receive you 
into everlasting habitation." Who 
are the friends. 

Lccy Mecik. 

By reading the New Testament 
I find a passage of Scripture that I 
cannot get an explanation on, so I 
appeal to you for explanation 
through the Companioyi ; namely : 
Cor. fourth chapter 17th verse 7th 
chapter Gth and 7th verse. 

Daniel Wagomoh. 

Chamlcrslurjh, Pa. 

Brother Henry ; Will some broth- 
er or sister giV< an explanation on 
Matthew 21 chapter '12 verse. 

D. H. Walker. 



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"For as many as have sinned with- 
out law shall also perish without law 
and as many as have sinned in the 
law, .-hall be judged by the law. For 
not the hearers of the law are just be- 
fore God, hut the doers of the law shall 
be justified. Bom. 2; 1-', 13. 

What law does I'aul speak of here, 
and where is it on record ? Will some 
one answer through the Companion ? 
Petkk Shklukbsbgsb. 

Answer* to Scripture Questions 
in So. 6. 

1st. The house of the Rechabitea 
Jeremiah 35 : 2. 

2nd. Jeremiah the Praphet was 
commanded to take the linen girdle, 
as you will read in Jeremiah 13 : 3, 4, 
and 5. 

3rd. Solomon spoke three thous- 
and Proverbs. 1 Kings 4 : 32. 

4th I lis songs were a thousand and 
five. 1 Kings 4 : 32. 

5th. He spoke of trees, of Cedars, 
of Hysop, of beasts, fowls, creeping 
things, and fishes Ibia, 3:J. 

6th. To hear the wisdom of Sol- 
omon 34 verse. 

John Wbybbight. 



.Scriptural Knlgiuas. 

No. 12. 

I am composed of 57 letters. 

My 11,2, 30, 55, 49, 32, 5, 51, 50, is a book 
of the Old Testament. 

My 1 1, 16, 47. 6, 4, :;, l, was a prophetees. 

My 9, 18, 14, 42, 15, is a valuable kind of 
wont. 

My 88, :;<j, 24, 57, 35 is a book of the Old 
Testament 

My 1 isakiHg. 

My 42, 10, is a city mentioned In the Bible. 

My 83, :;, 88, 27, 41, is a book of ti 
Taatament, 

My J". .■;,:;!, 8, is a kind of fruit. 

is a marine animal 

My 18, 40, S3, was tbe father of Joshua. 
. ., 10, 89, 1, 21, La what the children of 
paid. 

My 88, 50, 7, ."4, 37, is what wo should all 
love. 

Mj 'iial pronoun. 

My 38, 10, 40, 5:;, Is mentioned io Judges. 

20 : 11 

M j whole is a useful old proverb. 

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Answer* to Kulgmus. 

"4, enrrent VotaOM of the 

mlon, I and t««. Bnigmaa, which i an- 

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turc, in No. 0, the name of deceased should 
be Barbara SinEii instead of "Seiber." 

Solomon Beiber. 
In the Pleasant Grove congregation, Doug- 
lass county, Kansas, in the evening of the 
sixth day of February, ol complicated debili- 
.ider ABRAHAM ROTHROCK ; aged 
72 years and 3 months. 

Christian Shank. 
(See Biographical sketch, page 183) 
In the bounds of Four Mile eontrregation, 
Ill's | January let, brother JOHN Mc WHOK- 
TKB ; aged 22 year-, 9 months, and 9 days. 
Funeral services by brother Jacob Rife, from 
1 Cor. 15: 22, 23. Wm. Mc Wuorter. 

Died in Marion Co., Ill's, February the 8th, 
friend CTJAII BULLA ; in the 62nd year of 
his age. Funeral services by the writer and 
brother A. Neher, from Job il s 13, 14, to an 
attentive congregation. 

Joseph Cjubx. 
Eebruary 10th, in Jackson township, Leba- 
non Co., Fa., at the house of her brother-in- 
law, William Ptaver, CATHARINE BOL- 
LINGER | aged 02 years, 4 months, and 4 
days. She was a daughter of the well 
known Elder Daniel Bollinger and Bar- 
bara, his wife, both deceased. ~ The ek 
suffered for several years with Cancer, ishe 
was buried ou Sunday, the 13th, in the pres- 
ence of a large concourse of friends and neigh- 
bors in the Brethren's graveyard, att.v 
the meeting-house at Tulpehocken. Funeral 
mrrioea by Elder John Zug, and Cha: 
ver (Lutheran). Text, Hebrews 4 : 8, The 
deceased had made application to be baptized 
by the Brethren, and Sunday the 13th was ap- 
pointed to fulfil the mission if she would be 
6trong enough, but death overtook her almost 
unexpectedly, and we buried her on the day 
she expected to be baptized. There yet re- 
mains one daughter, si>icr Ilanuau, of the 
family of our late broth 

J. V. Hi:. . 
In Lena, Stephenson couutv. 
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Up and be doing ! the time is brief, 
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To God and thy better self be true, 
Do with might what thou findest to do. 

Though the day is bright and the sun is high, 
Ere long 'twill fade from the glowing sky. 
While the evening shadows darkly fall, 
There's time for rest, it will come to all. 

The harvest is white, tho field is wide ; 
And thou at thine ease may'st not abide. 
The reapers are few and far between 
And death is abroad with his sickle keen 

O, think of the Master, worn and faiut, 
Whose meek lips uttered no complaint, 
Who toiled for thee mid the noontide heat, 
And sought no rest for his weary feet. 

Of a Father's wrath who drank the wine, 
And bore His cross to lighten thine. 
Qo forth aud labor ! A crown 
The faithful servant, at heaven's gates. 

For a death of shame the Savior died, 
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In his spotless robes might enter in. 

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Is spent, and the night steals on a; 
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For r/«. Companion. 
"Go Into all the World." 

There has been much written concerning the going 
and teaching the nations of tho earth. Teach them 
what? Teach theni the principles that are emb died 
in the New Testament Scriptures. Tho broth-en hold 
that we BtMt "obey all its requirements." That will 
make good citisoni and a'so good Christians. Winn 
I travel over this country and sen the or 
people that never beard the brethren teaeh tho "all 
things commanded of God," we think that there is | 
lack Gomewhorc for the furtherance of the good work 
■t home, among ota own people. We bear calls from 
all parte if tin- United ! ad help i 

These calls are from the W eat and Booth oaieij. 1 

have been through tho Weal and Southwest, and" . 
to tho city of Philadelphia, and T find even in thai 



there i3 more need of laborers in the ministry than in 
Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, all 1 
You may ask me why I say this. I speak of what I 
have seen and heard. There are three ministering 
brethren in the city. Among that number one Bo 
that his days of usefulness are about over. So we d 
say properly ouly two to labor there in the miui 
There are about one million of a population in the 
I was informed by brother Jacob Spanogle, that a 
learned minister calculated how many out of that num- 
ber attended church. It was the small number of 
out of every twelve. Look what the two a in 

the city have before them. Would we wonder at : 
if they would cry for help ? I think n.t. I h 
united prayers wiJJ go up to the Lord of th 
send more laborers into his vineyard to 
saving of precious souls. Brethren, the oaus'e if 
one that we are engaged in. Then let your light so 
shine that men may see your gpod work-.' Men ought 
to see the light manifest itself in the daily m 
Conversation and manner of life. Ly so doing w< 
become preachers of tho doctrine of :' low- 

ly Nazareue. 

In conclusion I Wjuld say to all my brethren, f 
the Jersey Shore en the east, to tho rock boui 
of California en the west, Minnesota on the 
Gulf of Mexico on the Booth, rally round the ■ i 
of prince Emmanuel. Hold up the d< 
him — live it out in whatever capacity tin 1 
please to call you. Then tyl I 
and fall in con!. r the world 

flames, the sea ami the waves roar, we will in 

this and that life which is | 

P 

dose CouiiuiiHioii. 

1 wish to offer a 
urch of the Bn 
other del 
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tench. They will be Burning against theii < 

if tln-v commune with us. Therefore we 

will be binning by inviting them to sin. We 
will be sinning if we commune with people that 
are not "like-minded one toward another" with 
01 "according to Christ Jesus." Our minds 
must be united in the union of sentiment, and if 
there is no union there can be no communion. 

All christians are to enter in at the "strait 
gate." Baptism is the initiatory ordinance by 
which we enter into the church. The apostle 
Paul says, "For as many of you as have been 
baptized into Christ, have put on Christ." II 
we want to put on Christ and enter in at the 
"strait gate," we must be "buried with him 
by baptism into his death," according to his ap- 
pointed way. Any other way than his, is not 
gospel order. "He that climbeth up some other 
way the same is a thief and a robber." "We 
cannot commune with people who do not enter 
into the church according to his appointed way. 

With regard to the ordinances in the church, 
they differ from us. Feetwashing is claimed by 
most of the denominations to be a command, but 
not to be practiced in the public assembly of the 
church, and many of those who claim it ought 
to be practiced in the assembly, do not practice 
it at the proper time and according to gospel 
order. The Lord's Supper they call a Jewish 
Passover, and the Holy Communion they call 
the Lord's Supper. Never have I met with a 
people but the Brethren that take the Commu- 
nion as the disciples took it. For they took it 
after supper, but most of other denominations take 
it before dinner. Thus far, dear reader, you can 
see that we cannot commune with a people who 
do not hold entirely to the doctrine of Christ. 
The apostle says : "If there come any unto 
you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him 
not in your house, neither bid him God speed." 
(•2nd John, 10.) 

Josei'ii J. Hoover. 

Barryvftte, 0. 



For the Oompanion, 
Growth iu Grace. 

It is important that the young convert should 
advance in holiness, that he should become ac- 
quainted with his position in a divine life. He 
jusl emerged from the most wretched (lark- 
hut a babe in Christ, his heart is full of 
grace and love divine. He looks back over his 



lite with awe, and wonders why he grovel- 
n darl he now feels so great 

change of heart, which speaks peace to his soul. 
Oh, lie is astonished at the thought, that he did 
not long ere this embark in the Gospel Ship, 
which is sailing over our land and will soon an- 
chor with its cargo in the heaven of eternal re- 
pose. He sees that many hours have been lost 
in which he could have availed himself of pre- 
cious opportunities of drinking deep in the cup 
of religion, which would enable him to pulldown 
the mighty strongholds of sin, reigning in his 
heart, and to the upbuilding of his spiritual Zion. 
A successful growth in grace, brings many peace 
ful hours to the convert. That yoke of sin which 
held him in the most abject bondage, he has 
thrown off. The inebriate who partook of the 
poisonous cup which equalized him with the 
brute, thus rendering his family and friends un- 
happy around him, and robbed them of the ne- 
cessities of life, has resolved never more to touch, 
taste, or handle the unclean thing. Oft has he 
returned to his family enraged by the poisonous 
draught to abuse his bosom companion and chil- 
dren. Now he has forsaken his wicked way, 
and has restored peace to his soul and to loved 
ones around. This growth of grace has now 
commenced working in his heart, and he is now 
admitted into the circles of Christian society. — 
That young man has forsaken his wicked associ- 
ates, while another ceases to profane the name of 
God. All emerge from this sin cursed darkness, 
and dissolve themselves from every besetting sin ; 
enjoy a peaceful mind and are traveling the de- 
lectable mounts of gospel light and liberty, to 
the mansions of eternal glory, which will unti- 
mately lead them to the majestic throne of God. 
A grow lii of grace signifies an arduous work 
in the service of God. All have work in the 
vineyard of the Lord, that grace might more 
abound in their hearts. The young convert 
may not be able to pluck the fruit off the vine, 
yet he can cultivate the vine and in due time be 
enabled to gain access to the fruit. Some may 
not be able to carry the fruit of the vine to their 
divine Master, yet the)' can fall dowmupon their 
knees in the humble attitude of prayer, and say 
"Lord enable me to endure the hi at and burden 
of the day.' 1 The convert may not be able to 
comprehend his way ; it may yet appear dark, 
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ised that if he asks in faith believing he shall 
be heard. He will then grow in "grace and in 
tbe knowledge of the truth." As he grows in 
days and years he becomes more holy, Christ- 
like, walks with Christ and longs for the time 
when he can be with him; when he can drink 
to the dregs the "unsearchable riches of Christ." 
He looks back upon sin with contempt, and in 
the language ot the Psalmist he cries unto the 
Lord and says: "I will praise thee; for thou 
hast heard me, and art become my salvation." — 
He then looks forward to that heavenly felicity 
which he shall enjoy alter death, where he shall 
ever be free from evil both of soul and body ; 
live in the enjoyment of God with the angels of 
his heavenly kingdom. 

"O glorious Lour! blest abode ! 

I shall be near and like my (JoJ! 
And flesh and Bin no more control 

The sacred pleasures of the soul." 

S. T. BOSSEBMAN. 

Dunkirk, (). 

For the Companion. 
Close < omiiiuiiion. 

Circumstances over which J have no control, 
have kept me from going to meeting to-day, and 
as I cannot be idle I have concluded to offer a 
few thoughts on 'Close Communion," as that is 
one of the strong (but weak) holds ol sectarian- 
ism, as it is said by the "various Evangelical de- 
nominations," who plead for "Universal Church 
fellowship." We deny this. They are not 
Evangelical denominations that plead this doc- 
trine, for there is but one Evangelical Church, 
and that always was, is now, and always will be 
right. But it is sectarianism that assumes this 
false position, and pleads for "Universal Church 
fellowship." And should the assumption ot this 
doctrine place the brethren in an unpleasant 
light 1 1 for one think not, for truth on our 
side can never leave lis unpleasantly situated; 

hence sectarians bavin poda ;i -'' to sustain 

thems.'lves, cry out: "Uncharitable, big< 
nanuv, minded, &c" 11 why tl 

Surely, a "Babe in Christ" can au>\v t thi 

tion. It is because we will nut compromise the 
word of truth. Bight b< re th( • .! 

and we can plainly see who are unpleasantly sit- 
uated. The burden • tilted itself ou the 
other side, and no waj to shill it oH without 

coming to the truth. lint this il, too 

proud or to * - 1 » » ^» .t . (1 1.» do," and hence the d 



epithets are heaped upon us. Well, this we n< 
not marvel at, for Jesus the Lamb of God \ 
censured in the same way ; and why ? Just 
cause his doctrine did not suit sectarianism. 
could not compromise the truth and they would 
not accept, and thus exposed their self us- 

ness, and accused the Son of God with inconsis- 
tencies. (), shame where is thy blush ? To 
think that poor mortal man, whose life and 
breath are in the hands of his God, unto whom 
he is accountable, will call in question the doc- 
trine of Salvation, as taught, practiced, and 
tablished by the Lamb of God, who came to de- 
liver us from the original curse and open up a 
new and living way whereby we may all be 
saved. 

But it is asked, "whom should we admit to 
the Lords table 3 Dear brethren, a momentous 
question, and should be well understood. And 
it is with reverence to Gok the author, and 
sus who instituted it, and himselt gave the 
ample, that we speak ot it and thus honor our 
God, the giver of life, in all his institutions ; 
laiuing to the salvation of our souls, for out 

there is no salvation. Hen 
-Except ye eat the flesh of the Sou t 
drink his blood ye have no life in von." J 
comes up the question, are all to 
■ broken emblems indiscriminately, 
hesitating swer, NO. Wei! the; 
the pre; answer the Xw 

members Oi Body. And how do 

come such member 1 l'aul is plain upon t 
ject. "Know ye not, that so many of 
baptized inl ( Ihrist, « . 

death, — like as Chi 
dead, by the glory ot t! 
should walk in :. 
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tor the OtmpmUm. 
■ n h 1 c. 

Some vears ag >. 1 w; * s called aside, after a fore- 
noon meeting, by a beloved brother, and the 
question asked, whether 1 did not think that 
ripgfog bass was wrong, to Wfiioh 1 answered in 
the negative, adding that if I thought it wrong 
I would not engage in it. The good brother 
however reasoned that it wan only for to tickle 
the ear. and my bass singing hurt his feelings. — 
Believing that the brother was as sincere as my- 
self, 1 promised to not sing bass at the evening 
services, which satisfiedjiim. But when in the 
course of the evening, heads laid on the tables 
and a general listlessness showed itself, and the 
outside audience showed uneasiness and restless- 
ness, I thought to arouse them, and lined a hymn, 
requesting the young people to help sing the 
parts : which being done caused a general revi- 
val in the congregation, as I had often seen be- 
fore. As the brother said nothing to me after- 
wards, I lost an opportunity to give him my 
views on the subject. Now since there are still 
persons conscientiously opposed to singing any- 
thing more than tenor, it may not be amiss to 
Bay a little on the subject. 

First, then, what is singing 1 Singing is ar- 
ticulating or expressing words by different per- 
sons harmoniously, and if there were ten thous- 
and voices, they would all express the same word 
at one and the same time. Witness the birth of 
Christ made known by the heavenly host. 

What then is the object of singing"? It is to 
please the ear, as the lily and the rose please the 
eye, and their fragrance the smell; or the apple 
the taste. And when the ear, the eye, the nose, 
and taste are pleased, the heart is touched, the 
feelings are brought to the understanding, 
thoughts are created, conclusions formed, and 
the different members are brought into actiou. — 
Hence the man that had formed the resolution 
to drown himself, when he heard the plowman 
sing those comforting lines: 

In God I tru-i in nil my Deed, 

■ i'I and kind ; 

lie bears his children when thej plead, 
In him their refuge Bad." 

1 to trust in God and returned to his 
home. 

r, then, if God variegated the rolor of the 
(lowers in the field to please th< eye, he also 

planted in man the variegation of sound and 



tune, and has given him power to bring them 
ither in sweet harmony to please the ear. — 
Man is permitted to make use of the same, as he 
is of the plants, and their harmonious hues, and 
all this to effect the heart strings as the musician 
moves or vibrates the different strings or notes of 
his instrument. Then we ask: where has man 
derived this art of music ? Certainly not from 
the lower regions of darkness, for there is no 
harmony: but discord, disunion, wailing and 
gnashing of teeth. But in the blessed regions 
above, sweet and harmonious voices are blended 
together in one. In the first instance of the 
kind we notice that "the morning stars sang to- 
gether, and all the sons of God shouted for joy" 
when God laid the foundations of this earth. — 
Hence music originated in heaven, is carried on 
there at this time, and will continue to all eter- 
nity, not only by angels, and archangels, but al- 
so by the saints in light to a greater perfection 
than we can anticipate. Therefore how appro- 
priate it is for the saints on earth to learn the 
art, while pilgrims and travelers here on this 
mundane sphere of probation. How delightfully 
sweet doth the sound of music fall on the ear of 
the servant of God, and how do the words ot po- 
etry sink into his heart when he sees and hears 
the whole congregation engaged in this noble 
exercise'? Is not his whole soul elevated above 
all that is earthly and vain? Doth it not create 
new thoughts, and new expressions which he 
imparts to an attentive audience 1 Is not every 
heart also prepared for the reception of divine 
truth] Truly it is. Who hath not experienced 
this ? Then let all the children of God study 
this noble ait of music, so as to bring it more 
and more to perfection, as it can be perfected 
even in this imperfect state of existence here on 
earth, and thereby draw and induce our fellow 
men to come nearer and nearer to the house of 
God and the family of the first born. 

But all music has not the effect to elevate the 
mind and produce holy thoughts ; for when sa- 
tan saw the effect that union had he introduced 
his ballads and songs, and even it seems at every 
mbly of the children of God he is present, 
: if he cannot introduce his ballads and songs 
he is busily ongnged to nail the attention of this 
one, and that one I «nt in the as- 

sembly, or points to the dress, the bonnet or the 
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J pray you dear brethren and sisters to assist 
me in defeating that great deceiver. We will 
sing in the spirit and with the understanding al- 
so ; we will not gape about, looking at this or 
that object, noticing everybody that enters the 
house ; but have our minds composed, and our 
thoughts concentrated on the import of the words 
which we are singing. We will be able like a 
good reader or speaker, to emphasize as the words 
may indicate. We will be careful not to drown 
all other voices, and take pleasure in hearing 
ourselves only, and thereby destroy the effect 
that singing should have upon us. When we 
thus sing we shall be able to drive every evil 
spirit out of the congregation, as David did the 
evil spirit that troubled King Saul, for as I 
hinted at above, evil spirits cannot remain where 
there is harmony and union, for discord and dis- 
union is their characteristic. Pity that the chil- 
dren of God do not strive more to be in harmo- 
ny, not alone in singing, but also in word and ac- 
tion. What a power could be brought to bear 
against the host of hell and the multitudes on 
earth ! 

My main object in writing the above imper- 
fect lines, is to make the ministry more effectual, 
and as there are hundreds of ministers who are 
benefited by good singing, there are thousands of 
hearers whose hearts might be better prepared 
for the reception of the truth as it is in Jesus, if 
vain and evil spirits (or thoughts) were cast out 
of their hearts before preaching. 

I shall now desist from pursuing this subject 
any further, with the hope that some one better 
versed will use his pen to clearer and better 
views on this subject. 

I have thus written, dear reader, at the bed- 
side of my much suffering companion, who is in 
preparing to leave these discordant elements of 
sin, by having her heart strings tuned by the 
linger of God, through suffering, fur the sweet 
and glorious harmony of the saints in light. — 
And you, my dear brother Balsbaugh, may also 
belong to that choir, who have been made per- 
fect through much suffering. 

F. 1'. LoEHB. 

JiliHiiniv<j<l<ili\ Mirh. 



Prayer without faith is like a gun discharged 
without a bullet, which makes a noise, but doeth 
no execution. 



For the Companion. 
Who arc the Rich ? 

In No. 5, page 77, sister Hannah Knauff asks the 
above question, and desire3 an answer. We will, by 
the grace of God, examine the Scriptures of truth, feel- 
ing confident that we ca« arrive at a proper solution. 

In Matt. 19, we have an account of a rich young 
man coming to our Savior in a very humble mariner, 
boasting of his obedience to the law from his youth up. 
We no doubt suppose this was sufficient, and all that 
Jesus could reasonably ask of him. He, however, gives 
the Savior to understand that if there was any thing 
else, he was willing to obey. We infer this from his 
request to know ''what lack I yet ?" Our Lord now 
puts to him an unexpected test. "If thou wilt be per- 
fect, go and sell that thou ha3t and give to the poor, 
and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come and 
follow me." "We do not understand that he wu tl 
give all to the poor. lie was simply commanded to 
distribute to the poor ; no amount being specified. Oar 
Savior well knew that his possessions were dearer to 
him than eternal life or treasures in heaven, conse- 
quently the "certain ruler" went away sorrowful. Had 
he complied with the request, he could have claimed 
Christ's promise to him, but when he went away griev- 
ed, it showed that his heart was worldly, and needed to 
be changed. To part with wealth for Christ's sake, 
and give it to the needy was beyond his attainments, 
for his great possessions were the idol of his heart, and 
the more wealth he had, the harder it was for him to 
yield to such a sacrificing demand. 

The idea the Savior wished to convey was that it 
was difficult and hard — not impossible — for them that 
trust in riche3 to enter into the kingdom of God, from 
the fact that it is hard to put Christ's will before his 
worldly possessions. This should warn us not to covet 
wealth, nor too eagerly to pursue what may prove to 
us such a serious obstacle in the way to eternal happi- 
ness. This young man lacked o%A thing. So there is 
some one thiny that keeps many from entering into the 
church of the living < lod, which is the pillar and ground 
of the truth. They have too large possessions or too 
many gay friends and amusements, or the love of the 
world. They that will be rich fall into temptation and 
a snare, and into many foolish and hurtfu :nch 

drown men in destruction and perdition. 

May God grant us all grace that wc may use our 
possessions, whether they be great or small, to the ad 
vancenient of his cause. So that in the ages to eomo 
he may show the exceeding riches of his grace in his 
kindness toward us through Christ 'esus, is tl.. 
of your weak brother, who is endear 
tii.- reproach of Christ greater riches than tl. 
gypt. 

Samii.l A. 11 s 
'. ■■nelle, .' 

Tln< more wo study the m w wt d 

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For I ilon. 

llu\ lug a \aim\ 



This I tho HoTolator Bhould elicit tlio ftt- 

f tho Church of Christ ; for 
that wo may have a name in 
: 'hurch whil in tho world, and at the 

same ti;. understand, to Christianity. 

how i e it is, while wc have names, or arc con- 

sidered members, living in the Church, to know that 
we arc oi ! not mere ciphers, being dead to tho 

M h istianitj. 

will ho remembered that tho Savior appeared to 
•tic John, while on tho lonely is!c of Pntmos, 
in was commanded to go to the ecvon Churches 
which are in Apia, to correct tho gross orrors that 
had lapsed into, and to enconr- 
thoso that held out faithful. "For thou hast a few 
ven in Sardia, which have not defiled their gar- 
1 walk with rac in white, for they 
worthy." Rev. 3:4. But it was not so with the 
llishop or" Angel of this Church, over which he had 
the oversight. Here, my brethren, will be seen the 
great n ility resting on tho elder or bishop. 

desire the office of a bishop is a good work." 1 
Tim. 3:1. "The elder that rulcth well is counted 
worthy of double honor." 1 Tim., 5 : 17. what a 
contrast between the bishop worthy of double honor, 
and the bishop of the Church of Sardis, who though 
no doubt, was exercising the authority and filling the 
;e of a bishop, yet was dead. This should cause 
our brethren who arc so anxiously desiring tho office 
hop, which we sometimes have to see, to think. 
To fill the office of a bishop is a good work, but he 
oat bo blameless, tho husband of one wife, vigilant, 
sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to 
tc*ch, not given to wine, (And no doubt if tho filthy 
cu?tom had been in use in Paul's day, he would have 
added, not given to smoking or chewing tobacco,) not 
greedy of filthy lucre, but patient ; not a brawler nor 
covetuous ;. one that rulcth well his own house, having 
hi- children in subjection with all gravity. But to 
feed the Hock of Cod, taking the oversight thereof, not 
constraint, hut willingly; not for filthy lucre's sake, 
but of a ready mind. Neither as lords ruling over 
I'b heritage, (which sometimes wc see too much of.) 
1 Tim. 8.: 2—4. 1 Peter, 5 : 2, 3. But the bishop 
who is lordly and greedy of filthy lucre, given to wine 
and the use of t . we think stands eminently in 

f being d ad, though living and ruling over 
church. John says to this dead bishop: "Be 
hen the things that are ready to 
i 2. ThingB that' arc ready to (Re, 1 
ibera of the church, over 
h be ha ghc. The bishop has an over- 

whelming iiilluc; ret the members of the Church 
r which he has the oversight, whether for good or 
evil, lifo or death. 



how important it is to us, whether wo are bishop, 
r or second degree of office, deacon 
or laymeinhera, to know that we arc not dead, having 
names, living here in the church, but that we take for 
exam • few in Sardia that had not defiled their 

garments but were walking with him, for they are 
worthy. 

A. IiBBDT, Jr. 
Antiorh, Tnd. 

For tfu Companion. 
The "Other Nhc«p." 

On pftfrn 107 of current volume of Companion , brother 
John Brindje aeka for an explanation of John 10: 1G. 
referred to reads as follows : "And other 
Bhecp I hav« which arc not of this fold : them also I must 
bring, and tW^ shall hear my voice: and there shall bo 
one fold and one ehephcrd." The question is, where were 
the "other sheep" to be brought from ? Was it from tho 
Gentiles ? or were they in the prison where Christ preach- 
ed unto the spirits? Inasmuch as my remarks on "where 
is Paradise" brought the question to brother Brindlo's 
mind I take it for •ranted he purports me to answer this 
question al60, and from this consideration I will give my 
views in os brief a manner as I can. 

In tire Brat place 1 do not understand that the preach- 
ing to the spirits is prison was ever made a matter of 
doctrine to the disinterested KHntf. That is, it was not 
taught lo the living as a matter of doctrine, neither by 
prophecy nor by personal instruction ; only in the case of 
the thief on the cross, because be was immediately inter- 
ested ; bnt the evidences that we have that such preaching 
was done we gather from the incidental allusions that the 
Apostles make to it, when they argue other points of doc- 
trine, snch points as do concern the living. 

In the second place, God has taught as a matter ot doc- 
trine, both by prophecy and by Apostolic teaching, that 
the Gentiles "shall be gathered into the fold or church if 
they will believe and obey the Gospel. "I will also give 
thee for a light to the Gentiles that thou mnyest bo my 
salvation nnto the end of the earth." Isaiah 47: G. Christ, 
through his death, has reconciled the world unto God, 
both Jew and Gentile. Bomans 11 : 15. Christ has bro- 
ken down the middle wall of partition between the Jew.-* 
ami Gentile? and made both one. Eph. 2:14. Thislooks 
like making one fold out of the two flocks, as represented 
hi the parable, in John 10:16. Hence we conclude he 
mean? the Gentiles by the "other sheep." 

Here I must hid an affectionate farewell to brother 
Brindle, and pay a little attention to brother Hurley, of 
Philadelphia. 

On page 111 of same number Brother I. G. Ilarley de- 
an '-'answer on the passage of 1 I'eter .'5: 20, arising 
from a communication of brother P. J. 15., and others, in 
reference to the thief on the cms?, Paradise, and the spirits 
in prison. Sere again finding my name connected with 
the subject I infer an answer is looked for from me. Broth- 
er Qarley propounds three questions; but a negative an- 
swer to the first dispenses with the other two, as all three 
depend upon the disposition of the first one, which if 
follows: "Did Christ, in the spirit, after his crucifixion 
preach to "those only" that lived and died disobedient 
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"only" oil' we would say yes\ but with that included wo 
must say no. The Gospel was preached to them that 
were dead — not to some of them — not to those only who 

drowned in the flood, but the indiscrimin.. 
1 IYier I : i; J!, nee no exclusive advantage to any one. 
Qpme, brother of the City of Brotherly Love, let us rea- 
son together. What was the object of Christ's mi 
in Cher world? "For this purpose the Son of Gfod was 
manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil."' 
1 John :;: S. What were the works of the devil? Sin 
and death, How did Christ destroy these ? "Thn 
death he might destroy him who had the power of & 
that is the devil." Neb. 2:14. From these testimonies 
wo learn the following* facts : The devil had Introd 
- in into the world, aud death by sin, and Christ took up- 
on bim.-elf the likeness of sinful flesh, that he might destroy 
h. But by this only he could not destroy 
death and take the power from the devil who had the 
power of death. What more, then, was necessary ? Why 
be had to die that he might reach the dark prison of death. 
The popular view : that he died and his spirit went to 
heaven while his body laid in the tomb, would never have 
accomplished the object of his mission. No, my dear broth- 
er, Christ did more than this. If he had not done more 
the prison doors of death would be as strong as ever ; but 
he died, and as death approached him, as his life i 
out, the bars of death bursted open, one by one ; the dark 
prison which held those who sat in darkness and in the 
shadow of death, opened and emitted its darkness so that 
ii covered the whole earth, and the light that was in the 
world rushed into the prison house;, "and they saw great 
light." The ,-pirit of Christ entered there and destroyed 
satan'a power, and took the power from him and returned 
into his own body, and came forth triumphant; brought 
witnesses along him, for "many of the bodies of the saints 
arose and came out of their graves," Ac Thus he could 
with propriety say: "All power is given \tittO ■ 
h.'uri-ii and in earth ;" and "I am he that liveth and was 
dead, and have thoke\s of death and of hell." lVter tells 
ii- lie preached the Gospel to the dead, and for one I be- 
• it 1 would Lei.- ci ill attention to the preposition 
"in," in the declaration of Christ that he has at bis com- 
mand all power in heaven and ///earth. I understand 
this not only to mean on tfale earth bit in the lower parts 
of or under tin earth, and be will ultimately usothupow- 
thfl name of ■ -il bow in 

hoari arth, and under I " Phil. "-' : 10 1 

quote this la' i wording to the original lang 

of Paul, not as pi bg the b ua not 

forgot ih;ii Gfod n\ a- in Christ, reconciling the world unto 
himself, ami inn loilialiou provision is m ado for 

ii,.' whole human family ; those who were dead when 
Christ eaoie as well a bo were living, and I 

litions of sal ration, andneeording to 
lilioutj the world will be judged, both those who 

were in tin- lie b when he eal.ie a:cl : DO will, 

and those w bo were in the spirit. 

And finally let us remember that all \. 
|.el (riven to them are required to believe and obby it, or 

ii w ill p unto d< .ith.' 'i 

; bo nati. i it will be the 

means ol' ad : rid death to il, which in what 1 

u.idersUud l>) "deali. unto deatL " 1. ' Ufl 



careful that we hold fast to, and contend for the faith once 
delivered to the saints, so that the power of God unto 
salvation (the Gospel; may be a means of adding eternal 
life to our present life, when we fall asleep. 

Dear brethren, I shall be happy to give my views on 
these and kindred subjects at any time for what little they 
may be worth. Yours in Gospel union. 

Con )hio. P. J. BROWN. 

For Ou Companion. 
Tiie Pious Youth. 

Will it be a success ? This is a question which (I 
do not doubt,) has arisen in many minds. All such 
enterprises, unsupported, fail, and brother Ilolsinger is 
not likely to produce a prodigy in this. Papers for 
youths and children can be obtained for less money 
than The Pious Youth can, and some regard this as 
sufficient reason for not subscribing for it. Wo can- 
not estimate the value of souls in dollars and cents, 
neither should we attempt to estimate the influence 
that may be brought to bear upon them, by this falla- 
cious rule. 

Paul admonishes us to bring up our children in the 
nurture and admonition of the Lord, by which I un- 
derstand that we are to "instruct them in the ways of 
eternal life," or impart to them the principles of Chris- 
tian truth ; not shunning to declare' unto them "tho 
whole counsel of God." Are the periodicals and 
pamphlets for children now extant, judiciously con- 
ducted with reference to this solemn duty ? Brethren 
who have examined them have, no doubt, noticed their 
defects. 

It is not so much my purpose to reprovo those pub 
lications, as it is to awaken in the brotherhood a deeper 
interest in the spiritual welfare of the rising genera- 
tion. To this end we should withhold nothing useful, 
nor fail to make any reasonable sacrifice. 

I regard Th !' Y nth as a valuable auxiliary 

in awakening in youths an interest in their salvation. 
Its success necessarily deponds on its patrons. Tho 
way to make it a eheap paper is to become a subscrib- 
er. As this Is the only paper of its kind published by 
brethren, it ought to have an extensive circulation. 
When it is received and read at every fireside through- 
out the brotherhood. I suppose it will be furnished lor 
less than half its present cost, or bo increased in sizo 
and usefulness, or published semi monthly. As its list 
of subscribers increases IV | to 

increase, it my life and health be spared. 

Vat, h'v). 



B MARKS. 

We will allow our broth to say of the 

\ what they think It deserves. We are gll . 
know that it is C01 I by most of those who ha\o 

1 it. The question raised by brother 
.11 it bo a succoaa \ We b-jli rill, What it 

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For (he Companion. 
•I (Midline in llio Faith.** 

Bt D B Mr.sT7P.li. 

continue in the Faith, ami to contend eeirn- 
foi i'. is not only a Christian obligation, 

';>. If an individu- 
al engages in ; i pursuit or enterprise, and 
tendons it, it u it that that individ- 
ual is not suited to the engagement, or the en- 
gagement U not suited to him. This is a fact in 
•^re of secular business, and we think it is 
iere of the Christian Relig- 
[f a per«bn embraces the cause of Christi- 
anity, and makes a profession of it to the world 
\ and after awhile becomes indifferent 
It is manifest that that person is in 
h a condition that he does not delight in ap- 
plying the means which are intended to perfect 
him, and fit him for a position among the Saints. 
person who enlists in the Christian war, and 
becomes a soldier of the Cross, and then, in time 
of hardship or of an engagement, deserts the 
ranks of the Lord's Army, is not loyal to the Di- 
.vemment, not loyal to his own best in- 
and does not enjoy the service of our 
blessed and gracious King Jesus. There are on- 
ly two armies in this warfare, and to one we are 
ding our influence, if not exerting it directly 
favor: Jesus and Apollyon are at war. He 
that deserts the Army of Jesus, gives more or 
less aid to Apollyon's cause. The cause of Je- 
LS the cause of salvation; the cause of Apol- 
the cause of ruin. How can any leave 
Christ's cause! If the heart were full of faith, 
he love, of God shed abroad in the heart," 
i heaven, nor on earth, nor under the 
ould have potency enough to drive a soul 
from Christ's ranks as a deserter. An Apostle 
Now abideth Faith, Hope, Charity, — 
: but the greatest of these is Charity." 
\nd we hold, if these do abide as a triune prin- 
eiple in a <Ji8ciple of Jesus, he can never forsake 
bui mil steadfastly "continue in the 
ith. It is by indifference to Christian du- 
and the imbibation of false doctrines, that 
v run away from the Camp of the Saints. 
O how pitiable is the condition of runaway Chris- 
tian ckslidinff Israel 1" How can you 
from your God! How ran you think ef 
ountain of Living Waters!" How 
■ ! If they had inscribed on their 
shield these blessed words, "tbmttoue in the 



/'"/A," they would have been in the Faith to* 
day, or would have died in it. But these are ex- 
amples, not to pattern after, but to warn the faith- 
ful of to-day. "Continue !" This is the word. 
This is the voice of Jesus, our blessed Leader. — 
First he said: "Come unto Me." We came. — 
Again he said: '-Follow Me." I trust we are 
still following him in the path of Christian duty. 
But now it is said, "Continue." Yea, we must 
continue. We have the promise of a crown of 
righteousness, but we shall not receive it at the 
beginning, nor when we are half way on our 
journey to that "better country;" but if we are 
obedient and faithful, and continue in his service, 
we shall receive it. How we should guard 
against unfaithfulness and disobedience ! "Take 
heed that no man take thy crown," says a voice 
from heaven ; and to do this requires watching 
and continuing in the Faith. The crown will 
be ours if we "continue in the Faith." 

But what is the Faith "? 

The circumstances which gave occurrence to 
the words of the subject of this essay, are briefly 
as follows: Paul and Barnabas, Gospel preach- 
ers well known to all who search the Scriptures, 
were preaching the Gospel in the province of 
Lycaonia in western or Minor Asia. They preach- 
ed to Jews and Gentiles. They encountered 
many difficulties and endured much hardship. — 
But they preached the Word of the Lord boldly 
and in spirit of all opposing efforts ; and this all 
ministers of the Gospel should do to-day. Not- 
withstanding the opposition, however, many be- 
lieved. But when persecuted in one city they 
would flee to another, shaking off the dust from 
their teet (Acts 13 : 51. X even as their beloved 
JNIaster had commanded them. Matt. 10: 41. 
The tide was against them, but the "glorious 
gospel" was their theme, and they held it forth 
boldly. Acts 14: 3. They preached in Iconi- 
um, a city of Lycaonia, and there many believed. 
Acts 14: 1. It was at this place, and at Lys- 
tra and Antioch, that Barnabas and Paul, on 
their return from Derbe, "confirmed the souls of 
the disciples, and "exhorted them to continue in 
the Faith." Now what is alluded to when it is 
said they "exhorted them to continue in the 
Faith ?" Is it not that which Paul and Barna- 
bas had preached to them, and which they had 
believed ? And did they not preach the Word 
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ed Christ's doctrine or the Truth \ Then what 
is the faith? I answer, It is "the doctrine of 
Christ." 

Then, my dear Christian reader, "examine 
yourself and see whether you be in the Faith." 
See to it that your hopes of Heaven be based 
upon the immutable Word of Revelation. If in 
the doctrine of Christ, then I beg you "continue 
in the Faith. If not in it, get in as soon as you 
can. Let practical truth work in you like a 
hidden piece of leaven until you be entirely 
leavened and fitted for that glorious existence 
upon which the Saints enter when translated 
irom this scene of suffering to the joys and bliss 
of Heaven. It is ours now to believe, to obey, 
and to "continue in the Faith." ' Will we just 
now lean upon the arm of the Lord and believe 
every word he says \ Will we treasure his words 
in our hearts and make them the rules of our 
lives'? Will we consecrate ourselves entirely to 
the Lord's service \ May God help us to love 
and obey him, and "continue in the Faith." 

Waynesboro, Pa. 

Selected by B. Bowman. 
Be Ye Ready. 

Dear reader ; We are living in a solemn and fearful 
time. Angels are weighing the thoughts and actions of 
men, and very soon their cases will be decided. Where 
are you standing to-day ? What course of life are you 
pursuing ? Ilave you heeded the command that God 
has given "all men everywhere V (Acts. 17 : 30) Are 
you one that has commenced its observance, but have 
not yet completed the work of reformation ? Do you pro- 
fess to be a free man in Christ Jesus, while at the same 
time you are bound down in almost — if not quite — abso- 
lute bondage to such habits as the use of intoxicating 
drinks, tobacco, and other narcotics which do you no real 
good, but on tho contrary are sapping away the very life 
power of both mind and body ? If so, do you not 
that you yet have a work to do before you are fully fit- 
ted for your Master's use, or are prepared to appear before 
the judgment bar of God ? There is a great need of re- 
form among professed believers in the speedy coming 
of Christ. The appetite aud judgment of many are sadly 
perverted. Pride, lust of the eye, fashion, and the lust 
of the llesh are fitting some fur destruction. God calls 
upon you to turn from thOM thing-. We arc entering B 
tunc when y.m will ha\c need of much patience Ho* 
can you be patient in ull things f before we can obtain 
this christian grace we must add to our knowledge tem- 
perance, (i put. l : <;.) Bible tenperaace i- total absti- 
nence from everything bad, and a moderate use of every- 
thing good. Beloved reader, do make one might) i 

in the i.unio of the Lord, to free Voiir.-elf from lervitnde 

trr ton lniti nf thn flmh thnfr jno mtj enjoj (be freedom 

of the gospel here, and obtain eternal life in the coming 

kingdom. Donotdelaj tin- work • moment longer, fur 
B00U it may l*o eternally too L 



for the Companion. 
Home. 

"Sweetest bonds of friendship, here 

Bind our hearts together ; 
Where our fire-side comforts cheer, 
Iu the wildest weather." 

What a thrill of emotion awakes to life at the thought 
of home. What pleasing accents greet the ear at the 
sound of that word, in which is often embodied the mem- 
ory of dear ones of earth. While roaming abroad 
through the wide world, amid the busy throng, how oft 
doe3 the mind fly back to the spot we call home. — 
Should the gloomy cloud of sadness or sorrow cast its 
shade over the brow, how soon it is dispelled by the 
fond remembrance of dear ones at home, whom hope 
tells us we shall meet again. 

In our late, long mission, truly did we often feel the 
force of the word, home. Amid the stir of busy life or 
in the presence of dear ones, we felt there was one place 
more dear than all others. .Sweet were the moments 
we spent in communion and fellowship with brethren 
sisters and friends but our fondest endearments centred 
around those at home. Prompted by duty, encouraged 
by hope, and strengthened by faith in God we awaited 
patiently our time and at last arrived at home, our hum- 
ble home or place of abode on earth. Knowing this 
world is not our home indeed, we look forth with bright 
anticipations of a heavenly home where we may meet 
all the dear ones of our heavenly Father's family in one 
universal association. 

Dear brethren and sisters, we are on our pilgrimage 
now, we hope for a better country. And though we 
have seasons of joy here at times, lot us look forward 
to the time our cup of joy may be full, when we arrive 
at home Though the clouds of despondency seem at 
times to hover near, let us think of home in heaven and 
the dear ones there, and thus go on and stem the tide 
of sorrow and opposition — boldly face exery obligation 
and duty. Cling to hope as our anchor, and having 
confidence in God we may be brought on until we ar- 
rive safely at home — sweet home in heaven ! Happy 
the weary traveler as he nears his home on earth after 
a long absence— emotions of mingled joy and thank- 
fulness spring up in his bosom when he sees at last the 
place he calls home. Thrice happy he is when he 
crosses the threshold once more and in signs of happy 
greeting he is welcomed home — home to the domestic 
circle where peace and happiness reign. Put our pan 
can not portray the happiness of the heaven bound 
traveler as he nears his heavenly mansions, and Mil at 
last the glorious city, and is ushered into the bosom of 
the heavenly angels chanting iu 
• wettest melody "welcome home ! — Home at last in 

; ,cn !" 

, all our da '''or, 

We i - oiitUu »!•• 

Ifl at Is. I, DOtue at la-l." 

kV 
Ml 

The noblcet mind the U'nt iVhtciiliucUt Lu&. 






CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Christian Family Companion 

Tyr«a« < It), !*».. March 1. ISTO. 
Thr Itiporlcr <(tir<tt ion. 

For t lie satisfaction of our friends 
%\ ln> .-till keep writing upon the Re- 
porter Question, we will aey that we 
h to ]>rt*.^ri t ho matter any 
farther foi tin- [■:■. .Ml. The argu- 
ments have been about exhausted, 
w liieh is evident from brother Miller's 
vindication in the January Visitor. 
Of personalities we have had enough. 

We still think that we ought to have 
the privilege of laying before oar read- 
much "f tho business of our An- 
nual Council, which is ,u r i ven to the 
public assembly, as we can '.rather, 
and in the ino-t accurate and reliable 
manner. Hut we have ventured 
enough upon our own responsibility. 
If our patrons desire such a report let 
them obtain our permission to take it, 
and we will serve them cheerfully. It 
is surely not of any more interest to 
■.- than it is to them. 

And as the time is approaching for 
the district Meetings to be held, we 
would propose that it be laid before 
the churches and considered, and the 
atea to the District Meetings be 
instructed to give their influence in 
favor or against, as the congregation 
may decide. In like manner the Dis- 
trict Delegates may be instructed. 

congregations need not discuss 

paUgelicity or propriety of taking 
the report. The main question with 
them will be: <hi th&J umntto rend it ? 
If they do let them Bay 80 through 
their : as they have a 

right to do. If they do not, we can- 
■ .. h y we should spend our 
-, and expose ourself to such 
1 icrrilrss abuse for the aake of obtain- 
ing it. We hnve started tin- ball, and 
• ur friends may keep it moving. 
To those of our correspondents who 
I to reply to brother 11. II. Mil- 
rtiele in the January No. of the 
■/-, we Wish to -av, that . 
not feel half as badly under brother 
Miller's strictures as they ma. 

Wo were prepared for such at- 



tack- in the debating schools, and in 
the political canvass. We have left 
that field of literature, and perhaps 
brother Miller will be pursuaded to 
leal e it also, if none of his brethren 
will follow him. We will sec. 



56 JohnsloxTci — lft. 

Our renders will hardly understand 
tho ahow ; but we can make it very 
clear to them. On page • ". of our 
supseription book is the list for Johns- 
town, Da., and there are 46 names on 
it. We are required to refer to it so 
often, in order to enter a new name, 
or renew an old one, that we remem- 
ber the page on which it is found. 
Forty-SiX subscribers to one office we 
rce;ard as a very good list. And yet 
there are no doubt plenty other offices 
that might do as well. The brethren 
at Johnstown are not wealthy, but 
they arc zealous, which prompts them 
to read. Our next large lists arc at 
Meyers Mills, Berlin, Conemaugh, 
Scalp Level, Martinsburg, Clover 
Creek, Lewistown, and MeYcytown, 
in Pennsylvania ; Goshen and Hun- 
tington, Indiana. Ashland, Ohio, and 
Waterloo, Iowa. Martinsburg and 
Clover Creek, which were one office 
until within a few r years ago, hare 61 
names. By the time we get another 
thousand names on our books, wo 
may remember the pages of other 
offices 

Here we are once more, friendly 
readers, brimful, "pressed down, sha- 
ken together, and running over." We 
will gather that which has run over, 
and press it into our next. We have 
never had so much interest and life in 
cnlar department of paper 
it A general awakening seems 
to have taken place, almost over the 
entire Brotberhood. This is pleasing 
beyond expression ; and our 
prayer is that it may so continue. 
Brethren and sisters, suffer "neither 
death, nor life, nor angels, nor princi 
palitics, nor powers, nor things pres- 
ent, nor things to come, nor height, 
nor depth, nor any other creature," 



to separate us from the love of God 
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." 
There arc still others who havo not 
been heard from. May we not hope 
for them. What are you doing broth- 
ers and sisters, and what do you want 
to have done for you ? 



Elder Robert Badger has changed 

his address from Lena, Ill's., to Ad>-I. 
Dallas county, Iowa. 

Answers to Cor respondents. 

David Ulrey. We have the De- 
bate on Immersion, between Quinter 
and Snyder. I know of but one cdi- 
tion, and suppose thereforo it is tho 
BrSt edition. Price post paid T5cts. 

John McCmntotk. Tho monoy 
was received. Missing Nos. havo 
been sent ; also specimens of Youth. 

K. Heckman. It will be all right 
now. 

Q. W. Swine. Yes ; your subscrip- 
tion is paid for Volume fi. 

B. Bashor. You will sec that "broth- 
er Weybright stepped in boforo you. 
Try some of the other questions. 

A. Pearson. No apology necessa- 
ry. Write as often as the spirit com- 
mands thee. 

"Why am I not a Christian ?" 
was published on pago 7f>I> of last 
volume. 



OORRKSPONDENCE 

Corropondence of church newt xollciled front 
nil part! of the Brotherhood. Writer''* nam' 
and addrett required on every communication, 
as guarantee of good faith. Jtcfectcd eommuni- 
eationx or manuscript used, not returned. All 
fOtnmur.ications for publication should be writ' 
ftn upon one tide of the sheet only. 



Brother HoUnnger\ I don't believe 
in you doing all the charitable deeds, 
and hope you will allow me to have a 
Bliro in sending the Companion to 

the poor sister in Michigan, whoso 
letter you published in No. 7, for 
which purpose I s'tid the dollar, which 
you will find enclosed. How hard it 
must bo to bo so poor and lonely. 

A SlRTKIt. 



The al>ovc letter enclosed a dollar 
which we have placed to the credit of 

t in- Bister referred to. Wo knew some- 
body would pay that subscription. 



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• And so it has turned out. Wo also 
acknowledge the receipt of a dollar 
from a friend at Mechanicsburg, Pa., 
to be appropriated to some one who 
has not the "privilege of hearing the 
Brethren preach so frequently." We 
have placed it to the credit of a broth- 
er in the wilds of West Ta., and wo 
hope it will result in a blessing to both 

giver and receiver. 

♦♦ 

Mr. JLdxinger ; In Companion cur- 
rent volume, page 11, you solicit sub- 
scribers through the influence of those 
already reading tho Companion, and 
that you expected something from 
every subscriber ; stating, "we mean 
you — you who are just now reading, 
you brother, yoo sister." This might 
be understood to exclude those read- 
ers of the Companion who are not 
brothers and sisters from co-operating 
in the good cause of circulating the 
Companion. I, as a friend and read- 
er of the C ompavion, was just then 
reading, and being brought to reflect 
a moment, went to work and secured 
for you one new subscriber. Please 
find enclosed name and address and 
$1.50. This will make one toward 
the ono thousand subscribers you say 
you ought to have to put you on "good, 
living, working footing" hoping others 
may do the same. 

CrraisTrA!* Q. Winey. 

Eaut Salem, Pa. 



Thank you friond Winey for your 
kind response. We confess that when 
we wrote the words which you quote, 
we did not just then think of our friends 
who are not brethren and sisters. Put 
that was really no fault of ours. All 
good people, who feel an interest in 
tho good cause ought to be brethren 
ami sisters ; for we are either a miser- 
able fanatic, or all who are outside of 
the Church Of God are in I danp'rou.-t 
condition: and especially those who 
lenovf their duty. And yet there are 
many such. Nlcodemus-like, I 

kQOW the Prophet, and tiny lovo to 
Ik: with him after night, hut are .-till 
nut willing to give up th< ami 

In-come a n, ire, and thus be- 

come joint heir* with Chrlwt and his 
people. Put We hope w i dom Will 

prevail. 



Here, then, is one subscriber to- J 
ward the thousand, and oic response 
to our urgent appeal, and that from 
one who is not joined with us by that 
endearing term brother and b 
We will add the two sent by brother 
Aukerman who was the occasion of 
our former note (not that wo would 
not still allow him to send another 
one) and another handed in through 
a friend in our town. We will take 
tho responsibility of getting one by our 
own influence, and then to make the 
number even we will say we have ten 
toward the number. So we will yet 
want nine hundred and ninety new 
subscribers. A pretty "big job," but 
then think of the number of workers. 
We have over three thousand patrons. 
If it will take three to persuade one 
person to take the paper we would still 
have the number. Only 090 more. 
Brethren, sisters, and friend;;, shall 
we have them. We ought to have 
them — we really oro/ht to have them. 
And not that alone, but the people 
ought to have the paper. If it is good 
for you to have it, it is just as good 
for others. They can be had if every 
ono will do as this friend did, "reflect 
a moment'' and then go to work. But 
do not leave it for another. Let eve- 
dec take it for him or herself — 
no matter what their station. Every- 
body has some influence. Now, then, 
who will be the next? 



fil '■ HoUingtf ; I have often 
thought of subscribing for the 
j/anion, hut it never . 1 ti'n 

last woek I was urged on by brother 
Joseph Heckler, am! a few da.) 

1 reoeived 6 oi them, and 

pleased with them that I would not 
QO without, them if they VI ul | 
two or throe times tin ;ind 1 

think every family ought to have it. 
I saw ono piece in it that I think is 
worth the cost for one year. My 
children want mo to send for the 
ith : bo ploaso send it with 
tho Com} 

Jacob D. Mo\. 
/■flt-tV/., i 



Three Thousand Six llnndred. 

Not a very large number, certain- 
ly, yet not so very zmall, either. 
Thirty-six hundred subscribers for 
•'The Companion," and I think we 
may safely estimate that 

number of anxious readers since it 
is & family companion. 

Seven thousand two hund- 
then, we presume, the number who 
receive consolation and instruction 
from the same source, weekly. So- 
cially considered this is cbeer'r 
meditate upon. Will we not bring 
our social faculties into action as 
we take up our "Companion"' to 
read lessons of love and truth, cab 
culated to "encourage the true 
christian on his way to Zion ?" Will 
we not think of the large number 
who aro associated with us in read- 
ing the same truths, and gathering 
information from the same source ? 

Seven thousand of God's creatures 
bound together in the bonds of chris- 
tian charity, actuated by similar de- 
sires, reading doctrine and exercis- 
ing the same faith. P>rethren ! may 
we not congratulate ourselves in 
having such a powerful agent for 
good in the brotherhood ? And 
should we not aid in extending its 
circulation and thus increase its use- 
fulness ? If we are desirous of do- 
od we could not well choose a 
better field for action. The i 
has become a ]>L>wer in the land. 
Through its instrumentality, truth or 
error, may be disseminate I among 
the masses more thoroughly n 
factually than it can be done in any 
ether manner. Should not, there- 
fore, ail who have an Interest in the 
of truth their 

influence in extending the i 
1 
I to be, 

ator of truth, and a:, 
pone- -r. 

.nd the 1 'c-1 
kers in i ating 

the glad hdi 

►hout all 1, and 

ir in- 
strumentality many souls may yot 

f tho 
.t is fore 

0, 



no 



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'•. t0WA, ) 

Feb. L8th, 1870. f 

th*T ll<nnj: By request I 
will gift a short sketch of ir>\ 
amongst the brethren in the far 
1 left Brooklyn, Iowa, on 

the night train, .Ian. 10th. On the 
morning of the 11th , met brotln-r I . 

-. at Avica. The brethren of 
Shelby county met us here, and 
. oa to their place of meet- 
ing, 12 miles. Had meeting twice 
eaoh day, till Monday, the 17th. 
Il;id very interesting meetings here. 
Brother Long returned home from 
here. Brother W. Wyland and I 
took the train westward. Arrived 
um-i! RlufFs at 8 o'clock at 
night. Took the train on the 18th 
at Omaha City, for Fremont, Ne- 
braska. Arrived there about noon, 
brethren met us there according to 
previous arrangement. Held coun- 
cil with them in the afternoon. 
Elected one speaker. The choice 
fell upon brother David 0. Brum- 
baugh. Meeting at night in the 
Court house, in Fremont. 19th. 
Took the train for Missouri Valley, 
Iowa. Met the brethren and friends, 
and visited with my brothers, L. S. 
Snyder and John E. Snyder ; also 
two sisters living here. Meeting at 
St. .John. 21st. Evening meeting. 
22nd, 23rd, 21th, 10 miles north of 
St. John- Brother Wyland left for 
homo on tlie 21th. Had very in- 
teresting meetings here ; much in- 
terest*rnanifested by the people. 
They were only organized here last 
October, and are much in want of 
experienced ministers to help them 

g, Brethren that arc traveling 
west will do well to stop here and 
pi each for them. Held meetings in 
this vicinity until the evening of 
the 2nd of February. Took the 
train for Crescent city, 9 miles 
north of Council Bluffs. Found 
five members. Preached a funeral 
here, also meeting at night. Broth 
er C. Heastow conveyed me (and 
brother L. B. ~nyder) to Council 
J duffs. At 6 A. M. took train East 
for Altoona, Iowa. Arrived there 
at two P. M. Stoppol here with 
brothc; <i. 1!. Baker and Elder 
Sajnuel Garb.r. Attended four 



meetings here. The brethren here 
are in a flourishing condition. Took 
train on the afternoon of the 7th of 
February for D n, and arrived 

at home at five P. M. Found all 
well ; thank the Lord for his 
ncss. 

.). S. Snydbr. 



A 



lv\l.' I . \ 

!:.. 1 -TO. f 

Broth* r Henry: I have sub- 
scribed for thi MMon the sec- 
ond year. I love to read it. It 
brings to mo much. good new3, and 
often when needed most. How con- 
soling is it to the weary traveler 
when he feels his imperfections so 
heavily upon him, that he almost 
feels to say : "0 Lord, is there 
any other brother on earth like I 
am ; so poor and needy ?" I can 
truly say that when I read the Com- 
panion and hear the dear brethren 
talk to us by way of exortation, 
warning and encouragement, it 
causes my heart to rejoice to think 
that we have such brethren that feel 
a concern foi the welfare of the 
chu/ch. Come all my dear breth- 
Ten and sisters ; let us all put our 
shoulders to the wheel, and then the 
work will move easily. We are 
here in the Far West- The breth- 
ren are strangers here. I came to 
sec Nebraska in company with three 
more brethren, in .June, 18G8. In- 
quired for brethren ; heard of one 
but did not see him, but felt more 
like home to me after hearing that 
one brother had bought land in the 
county which we liked best. We 
then concluded we would buy lands 
near him and move to Richardson 
county, Nebraska. In the spring 
of 180P, my three partners moved 
here. This last October I came 
here, and we now number forty 
members. We had a Lovcfeast the 
10 and 17 of October. Found some 
more members that had lhcd here, 
but the most moved here last spring. 
The people here appear to think 
that the brethren teach the true 
doctrine, and 1 think if we as mem- 
how the light as we should. 
good can be done. We have 
ins every Sunday j have our 
quarterly councils, and have three 



speakers, but a large field to labor 
in. Wc will have ten more mem- 
bers moving in by spring. Only 
two were added by baptism here. 
Wc invite brethren that would like 
to come west to come and give us a 
visit, and especially ministering 
brethren. We have a healthy cli- 
mate; winter mild and short. 

P. Mi'ERS. 



Fur the Companion. 
From a Father to his Son — An 
old Minister to a Beginner. 

The following is part of a private 
letter, written by brother Joseph 
Myers to his son in the west. By 
the advice of some brethren it is sent 
for publication. 

Dear son : According to promise 
I will try to give you some advice 
how to conduct yourself in your new 
and all-important office. In your 
letter you say that you never) ielt 
your weakness before as you have 
since you were called to that duty. 
(to the ministry) You further say 
"that if it is the will of the Lord that 
you should declare his word, you 
must depend on Him to give you 
mouth and wisdom." This is about 
as near right as you can do for a be- 
ginning. Remember King Solomon 
when he was made king, he felt as 
though he were a little child, he did 
not know how to go out or to come 
in : he therefore prayed to the Lord 
"to give him an understanding heart 
that he might discern between good 
and bad ;" and we find that the Lord 
was well pleased and answered his 
prayer, and much more too. Our 
object should be the glory of God 
and the salvation of the souls of men, 
and not our own glory or the praise 
of men to have it said that we are 
great preachers. Now I think this 
is understood so far ; and next I will 
try to give you some of the rules that 
I have learned by experience. 

First and foremost try to make 
yourself acquainted with the word of 
Cod, and do not depend too much 
upon the order of the brethren ; and 
then when you have the word on 
your side you are safe. I suppose 
you are aware that I had to pass 
through many a storm and so far I 
came out right. 

In the next place try always to be 



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honest and upright, and when you 
speak at all speak what you believe, 
and do not act the hypocrite, to say 
one thing when you mean another. 
And next beware of egotism : speak 
seldom if ever of yourself in public, 
and don't weave your own exploits 
into your sermons. 

A ad next, do not always be ham- 
mering those that differ with us on 
religious matters, but always try to 
preach the word, as the Apostle says, 
"whether in season or out of season." 
Never make it a fashion to tell many 
stories or narratives ; rather do as 
the Bible says, "the prophet that 
has a dream let him tell a dream, 
and he that has my word let him 
speak it faithfully. "What is the 
chaff to the wheat saith the Lord." j 
Jer. 23 : 28. 

If it should be the case that some- 
thing did happen that is worth telling, 
tell it once or twice with as few 
words, and as con ectly as possible, 
and do not always tell the same story 
at the same place and to the same 
people a dozen times over. 

And next when you get to a place 
of meeting where more and older 
preachers come together, try to find 
out which is considered the upper 
and lower end of the table, and ait 
down to the lower end, as long as 
you are young ; if they want you 
higher up to a more suitable place 
to address the congregation, they will 
tell you so, and then go and be not 
too backward when you are called 
on duty. And again, try and find 
out yourself when your time is ; 
some brethren sometimes will try 
younger brethren, (not a very good 
plan.) 

If you have not commenced yet 
to rise up and address the congrega- 
tion by the time this will reach you. 
delay not any longer ; whenevor an 
opportunity presents itself, try to im- 
prove it. ho not try to preacli long 
sermons at first, but come to the 
point at once, and an you get better 
used to it, you can venture a little 
farther from shore. If you get along 
pretty \\ ' , do ao< b 
own mind, but give God the | 

You will make nothing by taping 
back too long. Go to work at • 



only try to kee p in the proper course. 
Let us be faithful to the end, then a 
crown of righteousness is promised to 
us. You will now find that sometimes 
when your duty calls you from borne, 
you and your family will have 
to suffer some inconveniences ; in 
this you will have to deny yourself 
aud look forward for your reward ; 
but I think there is a medium in all 
things. I read in the Companion 
that one of our preachers spent 400 
dollars out of bis own pocket, and 
ruined himself in six years. This is 
not wise. I would advise you to 
subscribe for the Companion, it will 
give you much information ; it will 
cost only $1.50 a jear. A speci- 
men copy sent free. Wc are all 
well, &c. 

Joseph Myers. 
York. Pa. 



Our Visit. 

My wife and I 'eft home on the 9th 
of February to visit our friends in 
Huntington county, this state. We 
landed in the city of Huntington at 
eleven o'clock P. M. where our 
brother-in-law met us. My wife ac- 
companied him to bis home, and I 
stayed with brother D. B. Hoover 
in the city. Took the train on the 
morning of the 10th for Antioch. At- 
tended the school meeting of which a 
previous notice was given in the 
:i. The results of this meet- 
ing will be offered for publication. 
On the 11th 1 vu conveyed by 
brother A. If. Snowberger to the 
Salimony congregation. In tb 
ning attended meeting in their new 
and commodious houso of worship. 
This house is 61 rod eighty 

- with a ba ii ment under ti 
tire house, and a room in the upper 
stcry of 12 feet off one end for hold 
ing consultation, . 

vening of the 11th houso 

veil nigh filled. Wt i] ke as 
•.;;. Quite an i: I 

manifested. <>m the following day 

over this churoh, delivered a funeral 

ii; of 
Downy, to i 

In the . \, • i i n jj « 

preach again. II . i :i got ! oongre- 
. o wo continued hi 



meetings until the evening of the 
15th, during which time we received 
seventeen members by baptism, and 
many others almost persuaded to turn 
in with proffered mercy. It will no 
doubt be remembered by the reader 
that this church was our former home. 
This is the place where the writer 
was called to the ministry, and 
where he labored for 10 years. So 
you can form some idea of the emo- 
tions of my mind when once more 
meeting with so many loving breth- 
ren and sisters. It certainly was a 
season long to be remembered by us 
all. We never will forget the many 
"God bless youbrother Smith," while 
the tears flowed from our eyes. Oh 
brethren, if this was a happy meet- 
ing what will be the happiness when 
we meet in the upper and celestial 
world where we will not have to 
shed the parting tear as we did at 
the end of our last meeting. Go on 
brethren and sisters, it will not bo 
long until we will be done with our 
meeting and parting. 

The members of this church were 
much revived, and manifested eon- 
siderpble interest in our common 
course. We would advise all of them 
to subscribe for the Companion and 
) (ta, and as some of ournewmem- 
bers have well cultivated minds we 
would suggest the idea to them of 
contributing something for publica- 
tion. DonM forget this brethren : it 
IS what makes our papers interesting. 
it would we do without church 
literature'.' sometimes 

how our old brethren got alon^ with- 
out ; but everything is so differ 
now to what it was, that we expect 
did as well as we do now. 

A lew wordl to all the members of 
imonj branch, on the sub 
of drees, a subject of more ban 
tai.ee than BOOM admit. I'rethren 
and : m one who feel- i .loop 

let mo ad- 
monish ] ■ i io sim 
plioitj Of the Apostolic church, and 
rning, lot it be of that chir 
.- whioh has ever been a fcitiro 
of true christian ' i I fc| 
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flou-s of Travel* 

1 last wr<>to while at brother A. 
imty, Ya. 

I >ther 1!. 

his home on the 

.latuiir • the hi. 

ho.: 

. Levi BtOB 
his ho:. 

New Hope. Next 

k mo to Barren 
Rid ing house 5 after scrvi 

went home with cousin Joseph 
1 i . . who in the evening Wok 
to brother Yount'B, at whose house 
there was an evening meeting, by 
request of old Bister Myers, who is' J 
living there. She is afflicted with B 
severe cancer. Next morning part- 
ed with brother John Harahberger, 
a young brother in the ministry who 
was with me several days, and as- 
sisted in the work. Cousin J. Flory j 
took me to the house of Ceo 
Hollars, from where cousin M. Hol- 
lar took me to the old Homestead. 
After spending a few hours at that 
place where I Bpent fourteen years 
of my childhood days, I went to 
sister* Susan W light's, where 1 
with a kind reception. Meel 

t day at the Brethren's meeting 
hi d near Padding Spring, 
which point I met with many of my 
fore :! mates, 

■ had not seen fur 12 y< 

id to meet them once 
more and to find some of tl 

id sifters in the Lord. 
i -k dinner with Friend W. C. 
is, who took 
to brother Jacob Zi 
there was broth- 

er S. Driver look me to 

»ver's for dinner, and in the 
evening to bit home. Found his 
children afflicted with the I 

iary, in 
. ipanv with brother Drii 
Staunton where i ta ried until 

sin 

1 

left in tl 

dow Bluff, 

\ , LA. M. 

,.,..( ,; o of 



r D. Frantz, at night. Next 

unpany with brother U. 

MasteiB, of Fayette county, who 

io meet me, we started on 

back for our last meeting point, 

which was in the bounds of my own 

congregation, Fayctto county. Ar- 

. ;vt brother George Masters at 

4 P. M., where we met with a warm 

fcion. Alter supper went to 

Lntment, which was at 

the house of brother D. Howel. I 

truly rejoiced to meet once 
more with thoso so closely connect- 
ed by the tics of Christian fellow- 
ship. Next morning brother A. 
liollowday kindly accompanied me 
on my way across New Itivcr, and I 
arrived at home at 4 P. M., of the 
4th of February, in good health, 
and found my dear family all enjoy- 
ing the same blessing. Thanks to 
the Lord for his kind protection 
over me and mino. Truly he has 
remembered us and answered the 
many prayers that went up in our 
behalf. Blessed bo his holy name 
for his great love and mercy extend- 
ed to us. To him we render our 
most sincere acknowledgement for 
our weli being for it was his Almigh- 
ty arm that shielded us from all 
harm. And to all those dear cnes 
that wero as instruments in the 
hands of the Lord, and by him 
made so willing to encourage us and 
to administer to our necessities while 
on our journey, we can say we ten- 
der grateful thanks, and pray the 
Lord to bless them all, and may the 
sweet breathings of the Holy Spirit 
of the Lord Jesus whisper: "Inas- 
much as ye did it unto one of the 
least of these, my disciples, ye have 
done it unto me." 

I was absent from home three 
months and twenty-two days, travel- 
ed through ten States, a distance of 
4020 miles, and attended and 
lied at 110 meetings. YVheth- 
er any good was affected I know 
not. the Lord givetii the increase. 
'To him we appeal for a blessing on 
all tl: lone agreeably to his 

holy will. Amen 

To Cathartae i-onm-nocKcr. 

I), \t Sister: Without any pcr- 
Bonal acquaintance with yen, merely 



knowing that we are one in Christ, 
is sufficient to allow mo to address 
you. I noticed in the Companion 
your inquiry in regard to New 
York, and thought I would gladly 
impart what little knowledge I pos- 
sess, in regard to the question. I 
lived in the city of New York 6ix 
years, and was searching diligently 
all the while for the brethren, but 
my searches were all in vain, I found 
none. I have often thought of it, 
and wonder why they do not go 
there. I became much attached to 
the city, and many of its people, 
but I fear there arc few there who 
would give an ear to the plain doc- 
trine of Christ. I at length pre- 
vailed upon my husband to move to 
Philadelphia, that I might ha<e the 
privilege of uniting myself with the 
Church, which I did two months af- 
ter I arrived hero ; was baptized in 
the Delaware river, four years ago 
this winter. I would have preferred 
New York as my home, provided I 
could have had the blessed privilege 
of meeting with the brethren, which 
I now so much enjoy. But all the 
cities of this world are but dust and 
ashes, compared with my love for 
Christ, which is over all and above 
all. I seek a city yet to come, a 
house not made with hands. I of- 
ten think of our colored brother, 
JohnT. Lewis, who wrote a letter 
for the Companion a few weeks ago. 
I deeply sympathize with him, for I 
know there are no brethren where 
he is, nor in any part of New York 
State. Oh ! let us be up and doing, 
for we know not how soon the Mas- 
ter will call. I want to occupy till 
be comes. I don't want to be 
weighed and found wanting. Let 
U3 put on the whole armor that we 
may be able to stand. Your sister 
in Christ. 

KUIIAMA llll.KY. 

Philadelphia. 

Friend Ceorge. llipplo ; as we 
have been old acquaintances 1 was 
glad to hear that sister Sarah, your 
wife, tak os the Companion ( Vol. G 
in which you will find 
much wholesome reading. 1 was 
well pleased to hear that you solici- 
ted tho brethren to como "down 



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hero" to preach. Down where ? 
You forgot to mention the State and 
county you live in. I hopo the Lord 
will direct our ministering brethren 

that way, to teach all nations to the 
edification of bringing many souls 
to God. SaraIi Stem. 

East Waterford, Pa. 

Answer to Query 1st iu Xo. 2. 

In order to understand the nature 
of the language used in the 19 chap- 
tor of Matthew, 23d, and 24th ver- 
ses, wc must reason some from his- 
tory. At the entrances to walled 
cities in ancient days there were 
two gates, one within another, the 
small one was called a wicket gate 
for footmen to pass through. VTick- 
et means small. So a needle's eye 
means small. And it is evident 
that the small gate is not for camels 
to enter, but if a traveler were to 
come to the city after the hour of 
closing the main gate, having a 
camel with him, there was no en- 
trance for the bea3t, yet if the ani- 
mal was stripped of all its burden, 
with much labor, if it was small, it 
might enter. 

Bead the 29th verse. "Every 
one that forsake houses, or breth- 
ren, sisters, father, mother, wife, 
children, or lands, for my name's 
sake." So if we love any object 
more than Christ, we are not worthy 
of him, and like the camel we must 
become small (if we are elevated by 
riches) before we can enter, and 
also disrobe ourselves of the burden 
that hinders our entrance before we 
can enter. Therefore we must 
humble ourselves at the foot of the 
cross, and be willing to give our 
energies to the worship of God, 
rather than to the accumulation of 

wealth. Wm. Saiu.lr. 

» ♦ » 

Queries. 

Wc are desirous of an cxplana 
tiuii on M;tuh. 28 : 15, which . 
as follows: Woe unto ymi, Bcrib 

and Pharisees, hypocrites ! lor ye 
compass Boa and land to make one 
proselyte, and when he if made, ye 
make Dim two-fold more the child vf 
hell than youi lea i 

this, how oan i pro* two- 

fold more ■ ootid of hell, tl 
scribe, a Pharisee or hypocrite, which 



made him such. Will eome kind 
brother or sister please give an ex- 
planation through the Companion? 
. Lusina Shick. 



Errata. 

In Companion \>&gQ 70, 1st column, 
in my contribution you have it : "not 
satisfied with having muzzled the 
'pairs ;' " it should be press, instead of 
pairs. 

Same page, a little further on you 
have that we may "enjoy" one anoth- 
; er ; should be edify one another. 

71st page, 1st column, should be run 
out into many avenues, instead of 
"with" many avenues. 

Same page, only a little further on, 
to put on the genuine garb of 'Christ ;' 
should read genuine garb of charity. 
By making the above corrections you 
will oblige 

Yours fraternally, 

P. S. Newborns. 



Correction. 

I am authorized to say, through the 
! Companion to the brethren, especial- 
ly those coming to the district meet 
ing of the middle district of Indiana, 
to bo held in the lower Deer Creek 
| congregation, that the name of the 
station, to stop oft' at, is llockfield, 
instead of Rockville. K. Yoi 



Announcements. 

Tho next AiiduhI Meeting will be hold in 
the Brethren's meeting-house, 4 miles south 
of the city oi Waterloo, Black Hawk County, 
Iowa, and will begin on Tuesday after Pente- 
cost, June 7th, i 

E. K. BEtcnLKT, 

ft. M. MllXBR 

Cor. See's 

The District Meeting, of the Middle Dis- 
trict of Indiana, will be held in the Brethren** 
meeting-house, in the Lower Deer Creek con- 
gregation, on the ~ud Friday after (iood Fri- 
day. Those coming by Knilrond will stop 0$ 

klleld, on the Valley R. K., the 
fore the meeting, and there will be convey- 
ance to tho the place of meeting. 

It Is desired that each conirreiratlon ' 
resented. And It Is also desired that the 

: km will see 
to getting their portion of the expenses of the 
i [h - Annual Meeting, as near as 
in, that there may be no gathering af- 
ter the District Moetinp. 

Unin nn UTiM.itEiv 

•■ Ming for the eastern Dia- 

nila, will be held at M , p 
.uty, OB the 

SSth i>i v • -^'r- 

is has 
■ | 
next, at tin- Li. - IU lUr 

Shade Cu k bran 

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I 



Brother Henry ; The brethren of 
the Second District of Virginia will 
hold their district meeting on the 
first Friday and Saturday in May, 
in Augusta county, at the Brethren's 
meeting-house near New Hope in 
the Middle River branch. A full at 
teodance is desired. By order of 
the church. Martin Garber. 
Visitor please copy. 

Ditb. 

We admit no poetry under any circunut an 
ees in connection vith obituary notices. Wc 
with to use all alike, and tee could not insert 
verses with all. 

In the Salimony congregation, Hunting- 
don county, Ind., (time not given > 
SARAH DOWNY, wife of brother I. J. Dow- 
ny, aged 43 years, 3 months, and 4 days. 
Disease, consumption. The occasion wus 
improved by Elder Samuel Murray and the 
writer. 

She was a member of the church over 
twenty years. In her last days she i \ 
ed her toulldeuce in her Savior, and told her 
friends not to weep for her, that she was go- 
ing home, and with her last breath ca! 
th<i name of her Master. She leaves a hus- 
band and family of children. 8he ii gone to 
DAStzn. Smith. 

In the Hamilton congregation, Davis coan- 
ty. MO,, (time not given) MARGABJ 
ILV, infant daughter of brother Thomas and 
sister Mary Ann WILLIAMS J 
mouths, and 10 days. Fin: 
Elder I i .twer, fro: . M f 16 : 

first four v. Wn Liw 

ri l'ontiac, 111., Jan. 93rd, of luu^ 
ALICE, wile ot Win. V MIU1A1 . 
daughter of Samuel and Harriet E 
Washington county, Ohio 
She leaves an infant seven weak! oM, a kin,! 
husband, and inn . » and friends to 

mourn our loss, which, we truM. is her gnat 
gain. 

Iter r I to hur fa 

house iu Centre Belp: 
tered In the family bur] on the 

'_'7th. .LIE BlUtt 

Ill the Elkllek brain ,>. Pa., 

Febuar. VI LI 11 \v\ N ; 

oiilhs, an . 
tended and Liu proved by the writer aud broth- 
er Jonathan Kelso. 



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V AMAN-DA J. IIAXA.W.U.T. 

Battling lor Heaven. 

Our cmiUiet.- i II soan '. od, 

while we ;irc lighting, the Lor. I is our friend : 
Then 'jriidst ail tl* .ve need hjive no f 

The ctftirfbrtfi will always be near 

To shield bB, lo Lraard us — our trim i.ms light, 

i in the path of the ri^ht. 
TiieH. cheerfully hiuging, the Lord id our friend, 
We'll inarch boldly forward 'till this life shall end. 

And \v1hmi we shall enter that happified i 

Made ready by Jesus, among all bis bli 

We'll meet all tire ransomed who've gone pn before, 

Who are Bltttgihlg and waiting, on yo.idcr bright sBoW) 

All elothed in fair raiment, washed white in the blood 

Of Jenus, our .Savior, our Captain, our God. 

All praise bo to Him who our pardon has bought, 

And helped us in all the souls' battles we've fought. 

t pn, Christian brother, come fight your way thro),' 

iner eaeb ■ 
B all, who are Beck tog to kimw : 

Doubt not, he will save you, if ••u'l! JQ. 

1 1 spirit will gi , — 

I 1 © join in the tanks with his children, to-nig 
a, Booh, all t! 
A ud then we will i 
I 'a. 



1 _ = 

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For tin 



-tli unto life, 



Strait is the gate, nwd narro 1 
and U;w ii it find it.'" M.i 

So Jesus taught. Hut i every age 

have taught a broad way and wide gate, and 
multitudes have readily received their doctrine. 
This is an awful truth. Then ii;. is adds, 

'Beware ot lalse proph It w the soul pre- 

rogative of the King oi Saints to open a gate 
and make a way to his own Kingdom. ) 
our (hid. who i 

1 ■ hath dwir- thi I proclaims; 

wel y, without 

and without pric I is the one 

it, gate ol God's love, th o:i. of right-. 

B; him \vi 

(mkI. Staud purfectl) juatlrlcU and gi. 

d before him. i tin; narrow w 

le tlu Blood oi" the ( th made p 

and atonement for ti 

bj tin- ,,ii •• offeripg 1 [em • it it called strait 
and narrow, ; the only waj to life i 



one man, one righteousness, one atonement. — 
Thus it is a gate of love, a way ot grace, too 
strait a gate tor blind men to see, too narrow 
for proud, self-righteous, natural men to submit 
or walk in. 1 lence few there be that find it. — 
But awful to think that whoever takes any oth- 
er way or seeks to enter by any other gate, go- 
eth in the broad road to everlasting destruction. 
That he is bold and confident is no proot that 
he is right ; but a sign that he is blind deceiver, 
tor "the way of a fool is right in his own eyes." 
Prov. 14: 12. But whosoever enters the king- 
dom by Jesus, feeds in the pastures of life, drinks 
of the river of consolation. Thus the Holy Spir- 
it leads the blind by the way they knew not, 
even Christ, the right way to peace, love happi- 
; . eternal lite, and Salvation. Thus to a lit- 
tle flOck it is the Father's good pleasure to give 
the kingdom. By his word he directs them, by 
spirit he guides them, by his love he com- 
forts them ; by afflictions humbles them. All 
this is to make them walk in through Christ, 
who is "the wav, the truth, and the lite." John 
14: G. I. H. Thakp. 

Lonaoonintfc Md. 

A < liance to Save Jlonej. 

A-- saving money is a great struggle with the 
majority of mankind, I thought perhaps a good 
plan, to save money, given free of charge, would 
be very acceptable to such as love to eave. The 
papers of to-day ;ire filled with advertisements 

to make money, but the best one 1 , 
read 'money was that of brother Harper 

in behalf oi the ('lunch in Raj ( lo . Mo., in 
Here, brethren, is a place to 
dollars. I : .in opening to 

make ;i depu>i in the bank of llea\en; and 
there our money mnst be sale. It cannot he 
otln : T moth, nor rust, nor thieves, or fire 

' it. But yon w ill not gel it hark 

in this life. So much the better, for it j 
would get it back it might not be Bared, but 

it will be that mutdi s<-nt fol your ei 
ment in the life to eon ! I J lU BlIOQld think 



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about that too, and let not all your time and 
talents be devoted to things here. All that we 
can take with us to the next world is what we 
give away in good faith while in this. "Lay 
not up ior yourselves treasures upon the earth," 
\i. -For where your treasure is there will 
your heart be also." Matt. 6 : 19,21. You 
will get no promissory note. Still better ; for it 
will be placed to your credit on the imperisha- 
ble pages of that book where angels write. Notes 
are in themselves a sign of frailty or dishonesty. 
Just consider the dangers attending them. They 
are perishable. The giver is perishable, and is 
likely to become insolvent ; the voucher is sub- 
ject to the same decline; and you share the same 
fate. So you should esteem it a great privilege 
to deposit your money where there is no dishon- 
esty, no danger of insolvency ; and where even 
natures final fires cannot reach it. 

The interest you get daily, and as much as 
you wish to draw. "Religion has its own re- 
wards. It gives more than it takes. It more 
than compensates for all that we surrender. It 
gives peace, joy, comfort in trial and in death, 
and heaven beyond." 

The brethren in Bay Co., Mo., want a home 
to worship in, and a place where they can say to 
the poor wayfarer : come with us and worship 
the Lord in his appointed ways. They need 
assistance in this noble work, and we are bound 
be the ties of fraternal love to extend to them a 
helping hand. God has given the Church abun- 
dant means to carry on his work, and as this is 
about the only way that we are going into the 
missionary work, let us not neglect it. We 
have yet but one meeting-house in the state of 
Mo, and a large field "white already to harvest." 
Brethren we know not how soon the Master of 
solemn assemblies will come, therefore we should 
make all possible efforts to prepare a people for 
his coming. 

As a general thing, calls for help like this, 
are responded to by a few, but the majority heed 
it uot. But let that practice be among the 
things of the past. When a call is made for 
help, be assured that help is needed, and let all 
who can, give a little. A little from each one 
w<.uld be a great help to the brethren there. — 
We should feel as much concerned for the cause 
of Christ in Missouri, as we do for it any place 
else. James A. Sell. 



Selected for tho Companion. 
Looking nnlo Jeans. 

Such is man's nature, such are his wants, tri- 
als, and destiny, that the Lord Jesus Christ has 
for his sake assumed various offices and titles. — 
Does man feel his helplessness, that he cannot 
of himself do anything that is good, he is invi- 
ted to look from self to Jesus, as the mighty God ; 
"Look unto me and be ye saved, all ye ends of 
the earth, for besides me there is no God." — 
While others look at their own weakness, at the 
difficulties of the way, at the strength and num- 
ber of their foes, the man of light looks from 
these to Jesus. Is he tempted to think that af- 
ter all he shall never see the king in his beauty, 
he may look to Jesus as advocate with the Fath- 
er, who takes care of his interest in the court 
of heaven, and who is no less watchful over his 
affairs below. Does he need a subject calcula- 
ted to fill his mind with mean ideas of self, he 
looks to Jesus as the wonderful! wonderful in- 
deed ! In his birth, in his life, in his death, in 
his resurrection and ascension, he is wonder- 
ful ; in his character, in his operations, both of 
nature and of grace ; in drowning, softening, sanc- 
tifying and glorifying the believer, he is won- 
derful. O, the depth, both of the wisdom and 
the goodness of God! Does be find the affairs 
of earth too intricate for him, and that the chil- 
dren of this world are wiser in their generation 
than the children ot light, he looks to Jesus as 
the Counsellor who is able to guide the feet of 
his saints in the time of trouble. The Christian 
looks to his Counsellor and finds him "a very 
present help," and no expensive charges or ruin- 
ous issues follow. He looks to Jesus as the Au- 
thor or Beginner of faith, who has called him to 
be a Christian ; who has pointed out to him the 
proper path of duty, and who will at last award 
to him a crown of righteousness. 

Are his trials many, is his cross heavy, he con- 
siders Jesus who endured the cross, and despised 
the shame. Is he poor, the Son of man had no- 
where to lay his head. Is he rich, for the rich 
are also called, he considers him who was rich 
and for our sakes became poor. Is he persecuted, 
he looks to Jesus, owns the cross, and prays "Fa- 
ther forgive them." Thus he looks from earthly 
glory to that "fat more nacre ding and eternal 
weight of glory that Cadet U i ot away." 

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For the Companion. 
tiln ofltlaKpheniy. 

Brother Holsinger : I see in the Comj»m- 
ion No. 8. Page 126, that D. L. Fisher would 
like to have some one of the brethren's views on 
Matthew 12th chapter 31st, and 32nd, verses, 
which alluded to the blasphemy against the Ho- 
ly Ghost. In the first place he wishes to know 
what sin is it. By the help of my Heavenly 
Father and in his tear, I will give the brother 
my views on that subject. I believe that the sin 
to which the Savior referred was then committed, 
and that by the Pharisees, from the fact that 
they did malignantly ascribe to satan what was 
known to them to be the works of the Spirit of 
God, by charging the Savior with casting out 
devils by beelzebub the prince of devils. That 
caused him to express himself in the way and 
manner he did, in reference to the sin of the Ho- 
ly Ghost. I believe that many of the Pharisees 
did believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, 
but in consequence of their pride and prejudice 
it would not permit them to acknowledge him 
to be their Savior and Redeemer ; hence they 
did all they possibly could against him and his 
cause. And as that was the case with them they 
were not willing to give the Savior any credit 
for any of his good works to the children of men ; 
but ascribed to the works ot Satan that which I 
believe they knew was from God. We read 
in Mark 3: 29, 30: "But he that shall blas- 
pheme against the Holy Ghost hath never for- 
giveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation, 
because they said he hath an unclean spirit." — 
So we can plainly see that they wished to con- 
vey the idea that the Savior through satanic in- 
fluence works these miracles. 

The reason why I believe that the sin commit- 
ted against the Holy Ghost will never be forgiv- 
en in this world, neither in the world to come, 
is because they who commit this sin have set to 
naught the only Savior through which they can 
be saved. W. EI. 1 kaxki.in. 

Sttnu ( *reek, Md. 

■ - • -■ 

• I tod for til'- ' fcmpM 

The Hill. 

What a bleated gift. All gifts of God tie 

good; but when we r\ iinin • our ^'il'ts and tal- 
ents we hud none more import int than the gift 

of free moral agency. God very wisely formed 
us, but Left us to will for o irtelree, either for the 



better or worse. What is it that we cannot do 
if we will \ Many things. But let us stay in 
the bounds of reason and consistency. We can 
be wise if we will ; we can love God it we will ; 
we can love our brethren if we will ; we can 
love our neighbors if we will ; we can love our 
enemies it we will ; we can be honest if we will ; 
we can be industrious if we will ; we can be in 
comfortable circumstances if we will ; we can be 
happy, at home, abroad, and at all times, if we 
will ; we can be, and have, good neighbors if we 
will. We can train our children to behave well 
in society, love and obey us, if we will. We can 
obey all ot God's commandments if we will. — 
We can be saved in Christ's Kingdom if we will. 
To all of those wills there is an opposite will, and 
to both a great result is at issue. It would be 
well to consider both. May the God of our be- 
ing help us to do the will that will be for our 
eternal good. 

St. Joseph, Co., hid. 

F..xcu*es. 

ilow many excuses does satan suggest to re- 
tain his captives, and how readily do they adopt 
and use them when urged to shake otf his yoke, 
and submit themselves to Jesus as their Lord. — 
Some say, when thus appealed to : *'I see so 
many faults in those who profess to be Christians." 
Others: "1 am not as yet good enough to begin 
to follow Christ." Others; "I mm not satisfied 
that I need anything more than good resolutions 
and moral conduct to tit me for lu awn." Oth- 
ers : "I must wait the Lord's time; when he 
sees fit, lie will call me into his kingdom." Oth- 
ers : "1 am not sine that, with my temptations 
and position in the world. 1 can become piou 
all." And still others will replj : "I am 
ready yet ; there is a time lor all things, and af- 
ter 1 have enjoyed the world a little more, 1 • 
be brought to a religions life." 

Sometimes tome such < sense becomi • m pla 

lhle, that he who employs it thinks it to ; 

lufEcient reason why he should remain imp 
tent. Ami often those who have become in 

some degree penitent thus obtain what seem 
iditeton BjlgnnMDtl lor absenting thee 
i r € >iii the helpful ordinances to which re::! 
levers are invited. 

Faithful are the wounds ofs friend; bul Lho 
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Trine Immersion. 



•ibject, in the first place it 
co prove that there arc tl 
i in the God-head f The fits! i 
we shall offer, is recorded in the book 
1 : 26, let us make 

man." Thi ll > prove beyond a ole 

. that there were more than one, 
: -..id speaks he means just what lie 
Ddly ; we hear the Savior on a certain oc- 
•i v. i with the Father (which 
!) from the foundation of the world," 
which goeS to prove that the Father and Son 
are two distinct pi the preposition (with) 

: ng a mutual relation between the two. 
\t we paw on to the baptism of the Savior. 
Here we have a plain demonstration of these 
distinct persons, two of whom were seen, while 
third one was heard to speak; viz; while 
was in the water, the Holy Spirit de- 
scended in the bodily shape of a dove and light- 
en! upon him ; while at the same time the Fath- 
voice was heard : "This is my beloved Son 
in whom 1 am well pleased." 

.) in the Apostolic benediction 2 Cor. 13 ; 
14; "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and 
the love of God, and the Communion of the Ho- 
ly Spirit, be with you all." I might cite the 
lew to a great many more proofs, but do not 
in it expedient for the present; but will now 
pass on to the commission recorded in Matthew 
•J!), which is the only formula for baptism 
that we find in the Bible, and which is used by 
all ministers in administering baptisrm 

> ye therefore and teach all nations, bap- 
tizing them in the name (or by the authority) of 
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Spirit." Now 1 want my readers to bear in 
mind that it is admitted by all scholars that this 
B is a complex sentence, composed of 
• and three attributes. Also that eve- 
. implex sentence has something understood, 
ich must be brought out in analyzing or pars- 
ing. 1 will now proceed to analyze or parse the 
< . .ininission. 

therefore" (for this reason beean- 
.„,.,. ven to me in heaven and in earth). — 

1 teach ye." are two simple senten- 

in the im| 
mood, implying a command. Baptizing is 
an active participle, from the wordjbaptike ; has 



the pronoun them for its object (which repre- 
sents nations). In is a preposition and shows 
the relation between its antecedent, "them," and 
quent ."name." And here 1 would re- 
maik thateverV prepoaitipn must have both an 
antecedent and a subsequent term of relation, 
either expressed or understood, both of which 
must be named in parsing. "Name" is a noun, 
the object of the preposition 'in.' "Of is anoth- 
er preposition showing the relation between 
name and Father ; and "Father"' is the object 
of the preposition "of." Thus we have got 
through with the first action without any troub- 
le. Now for the second. 

"And of the Son." "And" is a conjunction 
connecting the two sentences or actions. "Of" 
is a preposition, and must have an antecedent 
term of relation; and what can it be else than 
this : "and in the name of the Son ?" Then 
name becomes its antecedent term again as be- 
fore; but now we have another preposition "in," 
which also must have an antecedent term, and 
in order to get the antecedent to "in" it neces- 
sarily brings in the whole sentence again: "and 
baptizing them in the name of the Son." This 
gives us the second action, and the third comes 
in as the second. 

The verb in Greek is Lapio, to dip, which in 
english would be baptize to dip. The participle 
baptizing, is in Greek hantidzo which would be 
dipping. Now we will use the verb, Go ye and 
teach all nations, and laplo — baptize, (dip) them 
in the name of the Father, and hapto — baptize 
(dip) them in the name of the Son, and haptu — 
baptize (dip) them in the name of the Holy 
Spirit. When this is done with three actions 
the commission is satisfied and not without. 

There is one more point that I wish to no- 
tice and that is this : The expression "of the" 
which occurs three times in the commission, 
expresses a possessive relation. In the name of 
the Father is the same as though it read in the 
Father's name. "And of the Sen," here Son 
possesses name understood ; "and of the Holy 
Spirit" here Holy Spirit possesses name under- 
stood. ' 

Now wo will yet try the G< rman translation: " T>mun 
oclHt tin, unc Icljrrl rttfc \ itt I lm 91«]&mcii 

\t i vi'iliant (?eifleC. rt 

I are plainly in tlic 

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fv6, too SPaferd ; objective, torn Skitter ; ind< 
t>cn Safer. 

"With these brief remarks I shall leave the 
subject for the present, hoping that it may all 
work out for the better. A. B. Mii.i.i:!;. 

Aftt&och, hill. 

Bor the Comjxi. 
Those i'lol hes Christ iaiis. 

I wish to set forth an epistle, by the help of Provi 
rlence, in regard to the above caption. Of those 
clothes christians we have o vast number in the woild, 
and in the church, in this our day. And we dare say, 
that some have no Christianity at all, except in their 
clothes. Not long since I was made to study over this, 
when one of my friends (a relative) stopped in to have 
his measure taken for a new suit. It being the suit in 
which he was to be confirmed. Therefore his parents 
were very careful to have all things right, and gave 
orders that I should be very careful and not sponge 
the goods too hard, so that it might retain all its gloss. 
U what foolishness, thought I ! What a faith JnJi 
a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. 
How they expose their ignorance when they censure 
us for wearing a plain dress, and say we have nothing 
but the plain clothes ; while they themselves have noth- 
ing but the fashionable. 

They say that Christianity is not in the clothes, but 
in the ''heart," and if the heart is right all is right 
I say too. If the heart of man is right, all is right. 
He will care for nothing but what his heavenly Master 
has bidden him to do, and to let. He will not be so 
mindful of the fashion and his clothes, bat will try 
be mindful of Jesus and follow him. He will not frol- 
ic around, curse and swear, cat and drink with 
drunken ; but he will sing and pray, do good to his 
neighbor, love his enemies, bless them that curse him, 
visit the sick and those who are on their dying couch, 
and wid pray with them if requested, and talk to them 
of death and eternity, of their soul and the judgment. 
Hut these clothes christians will phudd.r and blush, if 
requested to pray with, or talk of the Savior to a dying 
friend. lie ha- no words oi comfort, no words of a 
nition, no words of promise, no words of warning in his 
heart. He has nothing in hU heart but a guilty conscience 
which stares him in the face Me cannot speak. Why ? 
fje cause he has all hi Christianity in hi? clothes : he 
lias o'one bo spare anywhere else. 11 his own 

poor soul, bj having his mind fixed too hard upon his 
attire. lie like -'I. .:is birthright fur a im 

pottage." Ill hires unother to tak<- cate oi in- soul's 
salvation ; be hopei all will be well, ai. i id iwfl in 
oase, — die-; happy and opelH h»8 oyes in hell. 

The hireling has the lloece, all ho careih, for. II 
promised peace and ease inzion, when there ii n 
makes broad the way thai the 

light of the . \\\ and le be, U>< , I the 

fatlior of the ihristian , knocks at the little 

fyr admittance ;— then must hear tin- VOlCe 



from me, ye workers of iniquity into everlasting fire — 
I never knew you." IW this we see that we should 
not have our minds fixed upon our clothe-, nor 
strongly upon any other earthly thing. Let us h 
our eyes fixed upon the doctrine of the Savior, and 
when we find anything to do, and ourj carnal mind 
would tell us it doQS not matter, and that we are holy 
enough without — let us look at the history of K . 
and those who adhered to him. What God hath clean- 
sed, that call thou not common or unclean. It is not 
the coat, or the water, but is the obeying nf th>- 
mandments — that is found the- power of <!od. There- 
fore let us obey in all things, let the world do or 
'vhat they will. vr Andes. 

Lincoln, J J a. 

— - - ■»-« -«fc — - - — 

for ' 
It Snows. 

Looking out through the window the ejacula- 
tion arises to the lips, "it snows." Down gent- 
ly comes the lrozen element, clothing the rough 
and rugged earth in a mantle of white. 1 
calmly it falls upon the mountain top, as well as 
in the lowly dell. It lodges on the roc 1. 
as well as on the tender twig. Win 
overspreads the external appearance ol mother 
earth, all through the agency of the falling snow. 
How like snow upon the rough earth di 
words fall upon the rough sinful heart — words ol 
love and mercy lulling from Heaven to clothe 
the soul in a mantle of purity, hiding from the 
view of the invisible, the rough J mount 

.i. lluw like snow iall the merits ol 
ed Savior upon all, down to the poor beggar by 
the gate, or the culprit in the dungeon. Cha 
ing the "earthly" to "heavenly •" clothing, the 
"inner man" with a vesture ot purity, being 
"unspotted from the world." 
fall (iod's mercies upon "the just and imju 
upon the hoary head as well as upon tin 
babe. Incessantly and calmly the) eoine upon 
,iving us being, lili 1 , and continuation. And 
how lik. the heavenly manna into the 

soul of the upright, coining from the heaven oi 
heavens, It U untainted and free from the poi- 
son ol sin oi of death — 'tit the food that 

the essentials of eternal life — the 
that quench our thirst that we dp 

thirst* 1 again. 

llou Like) 8Q0W gently fill kind word- noon 
iirait ol the erring one. < >h, then, -p 

kindly, thai ome fountain, that has loi 

Closed because ofa harsh and uncharitable world, 

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truce to How, though it be from her whose feet 
already tread the threshold of hell, kind words, 
kind Lookfl and earnest entreaties, may cause 
then to draw bark brOBQ the horrid abyss, and 
fed once more the sweets of virtue, the bliss of 
religion, and taste the joys of a kind Savior's 
love ; that like the black boy now clothed in 
whiteness, tht soul may eventually be clothed 
upon with brightness and glory. 

J. s. Floby. 

FmjctterUle, W. 7a. 



For the Companion. 
A Letter To u Krother In the Flettli. 

I have had a desire to pen ft few thoughts to you 
through the medium of the Companion. Knowing you 
are a reader thereof, thinking perhaps it might cause you 
to reflect more seriously upon your deplorable condition. 
Knowing full well you are standing outside of the pales 
of the Christian Church, and if you remain in that condi- 
tion, where God and his Christ is you never can come. 

We are informed in Holy Writ that "repentance 
toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is neces- 
sary to salvation, and they are the first principles to be 
observed by the inquirer unto salvation. Faith and re- 
pentance as required in the Gospel, are absolutely neces- 
sary in the present condition of mankind, in order to ac- 
ceptable obedience to the divine law." Without faith it 
la impossible to please God, for he that cometh to God 
must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them 
that diligently seek him." 

Kaith, as used in scripture, denotes confidence in the 
moral character of God, founded on the belief we attach 
to the declaration of his word. It is defined by the apos- 
tle I'aul, in the 11th chapter of the Epistle to the He- 
brews, to bo the substance of things hoped for, the evi- 
dence of things not seen. By faith we realize those ob- 
jects, which are invisible to the eye of sense, and which 
lie beyond the reach of our present comprehensions. It 
recognizes the existence, and the omnipresence of an in- 
visible Being, by whose agency the visible operations of 
nature are conducted, and views him as possessed of in- 
finite wisdom, power, and benevolence. It views the 
f an io visible and eternal world, the destruction 
of our pre.-ent world, the resurrection of the dead, the 
solemnities of the judgment, the new heaven, and the 
new earth, the innumerable company of angels, the l>eau- 
ty of the heavenly world. These invisible realities it 
recognizes on the testimony of (rod's word, and without 
the recognition of such objects true religion can have no 
existence in the mind. 

Now allowing that such awful and sublime thoughts 
flow from the mind which has in possession that unadul- 
terated faith, how can it be possible that you allow that 
faith to DC inactive in you. There is no deception in the 
word of i assured, for those things are realities 

hinted at above, and may be in you to will and to do of 
his good pleasure. Cur Savior said, "1 will come in 
and sup with him, and be with me." Glorious thought, 
baring Jesua for n guest, when we may be able to drink 
in the felicity of the eternal world, and the glories there- 



in provided, for the reception of the s&ints and the ever- 
lasting enjoyment of the same. It is sufficient to arouse 
the most abandoned sinner to a sense of his duty, and 
cause him to make a mighty effort to overcome the al- 
lurements of this world, and the powerful influence that 
SatBD exerts upon his mind. 

When I reflect opon your sad and forlorn condition, I 
pity you. And vet your moral excellence is worthy of 
any man's imitation. Seeing the blessings that God has 
bestowed upon you, in enabling you to provide for your- 
self and family those things which are necessary for the 
comfort and enjoyment of this present world, and seeing 
your economy of labor, and how closely you observe the 
proper time of seed-time and harvest, and things in their 
proper order, it seems strange that the one thing needful 
is neglected, that good part which Mary chose which 
Christ said should not be taken from her. 

Christ said, "Seek first the kingdom of God, and its 
righteousness, and all these things shall be addtd unto 
you." Again be says : "To-day if you bear his voice, 
harden not your heart." It has so happened that we are 
all blessed above what we deserve, seeing our lot has 
been cast in a land of Gospel light, and liberty, where 
we can worship God, no one to molest or to make us 
afraid, and with all these advantages before us, how can 
we escape the judgment of God, without putting our 
faith to practice, by obedience to God's word. The Sa- 
vior said : "Think ye that those upon whom the tower 
of Siloam fell were sinners above all other sinners I 
tell you nay, and except ye repent ye shall all likewise 
perish." Sin entered into the world, and death by sin, 
and so death passed upon all men for all have sinned. 
And you must reckon yourself among that number, and 
like the prodigal have wandered far from the Father's 
house. Would to God you like him would come to the 
same conclusion, and say: "I will arise and go to the 
father, and say unto him, I have sinned against heaven 
and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called 
thy son, make me as one of thy hired servants." Do not 
picture out to your mind, that you will be saved by your 
moral excellence aud good standing in society, for you 
know that the Gospel says : "He that knoweth to do 
good and doeth it not, to him it is sin." Seeing there by 
omitting our duty we shall come short of realizing the 
glories made manifest in the Gospel, and if we fail to 
gain an admittance into heaven to associate with angels 
and just men made perfect, we shall be placed to the left 
hand of the Judge, and our doom will be to go down to 
dwell "with the devil and his angels in a prepared hell." 
The truths of the Bible teach you that there will be a 
separation at the Judgment, and the human family will 
be divided into two classes. To them to the right hand 
he will say : "Come up, ye blessed of my father, inherit 
the kingdom prepared for you, from the foundation of the 
world." The invitation now is to all. He says : "Come 
unto me all ye ends of the earth, and be ye saved." He 
has told us how we can be saved, as hinted at already. 
The apostle J'eter on the day of Pentecost, admonished 
them and said : "Repent, and be baptized for the remis- 
sion of your sins," and said they should receive the gift 
of the Holy Ghost, for the promise was to them, and to 
their children, to all that were afar off, even as many as 
the Lord our God should call." This is the plan of in- 
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ground of the truth, and when once initiated, we receive 
spiritual nourishmeit from the church, as the tender 
branch of the vine receives its nourishment from the par- 
ent stock, and you will grow, and it will be much easier 
to serve the Lord, than you now anticipate. And not 
only so, but we aro indobted to God, our services are due 
unto him, for what he has done for us. Have you not 
read that the son of God suffered and died for us on the 
cross, that a reconciliation might be made between God 
and the human family, that we might have access to a 
throne of grace. Seeing that God has so richly provided 
the means where by we can be saved, let us lay aside every 
weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and 
let us run with patience the race set before us, looking 
unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith ; who for 
the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, de- 
spising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of 
the throne of God, and is now making intercession for us. 
Let us behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the 
sin of the world, and as Paul says, "Jesus Christ came 
into the world to save sinners of whom I am chief." Paul 
knew the value of the merits of a crucified Redeemer. 
When he saw him on his road from Jerusalem to Damas- 
cus, to persecute the saints, the Lord said to him : 
"Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" After what 
transpired there, he was taken to Damascus by those 
▼ho were with him ; while there an humble disciple of 
the Lord was sent unto him, named Ananias, which 
said : "Brother Saul, receive thy sight," for it seems he 
was blind, like many of the present day, who are living 
In sin. But he opened his eyes, when hearing such an 
admonition. Then said Ananias to him, "the God of our 
fathers hath chosen thee that thou shouldst know his 
will, and see that just one, and shouldst bear the voice of 
his mouth, for thou shalt be his witness nnto all men, 
what thou hast seen and heard ; and now, why tarriest 
thou, arise and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, call- 
ing on the name of the Lord." This is the way Saul 
rendered obedience to the mandates of heaven, and by a 
perusal of the scriptures we can ascertain the joy he had, 
even while traveling through this vale of tears. Seoing 
by faith the prospects of the felicity after his labors were 
over, he says : "The time of my departure is at hand. 
I have lougbt a good fight, I have finished my course, I 
have kept the faith, therefore, there is a crown of right- 
eousness laid up for me, and not for me only, but for all 
those that love his appearing " 

Now, in conclusion, I will say with the prophet of old, 
"Let others do what they may, as for me and my bouse 
we will serve the Lord." The Lord has said, "my spirit 
shall not always strive with man." Could we only com- 
prehend the force of this language, we would then know 
the condition we are in while living in sin. How often 
have you said: "Go thy way, for this time, when I 
have a more convenient season, I will call for thee." If 
it should be that the Lord would no more call you with 
that still small voice ! Thiuk of these things, my dear, 
and dying friends, and profit by the instructions. 

Gioroe Worst. 

Netfi nttttbury, Ohio. 

— i — « .- • -. m 

A man without discretion is a vessel without a helm, 
which, however rich the cargo, is in continual danger of 
taing wrecked. 



tor tht Companion, 
In a Mtrait. 

I am in a strait betwixt two. baring a desire to depart and to be 
with Christ, which is far better. Pail. 1 : 23. 

The above Bubject represents an affectionate father, 
who, though standing on the world, and bound with the 
strong cord of affection, yet he looks upwards, evidently 
longing to depart and be with Christ; which, as the apos- 
tle says, is far better. Though he may feel this, yet oft- 
times he feels strongly bound with the cords of love to 
remain with the objects of his affection here on earth, to 
whom his stay at present seems needful. He, however, 
does not consider this world as his abiding place ; he has 
it beneath his feet ; in looking upward, and waiting for his 
translation to one above. Thus the Christian stands 
ready prepared, and longs to depart and be with Christ ; 
but the interests of earth exercise an influence over him 
and bind him down with the golden bands of affectionate 
love. When a sinner becomes a saint, his relations be- 
come changed ; "old things have passed away, behold all 
things have become new." A "new heart" is given, filled 
with love to God and man. A new world is presented 
full of glorious realities, substantial and eternal. A new 
God is given, Jehovah is his name. He formerly wor- 
shipped the gods of this world. Anew Savior is em- 
braced, the noblest, the wisest, and the best. New com- 
panions, and another king, our Jesus, the citizen of an- 
other city which is out of sight, whose Builder and Maker 
is God ; the heir of an inheritance which is incorruptible, 
undefiled, and which fadeth not away. 

No wonder, then, if he should oftentimes desire to de- 
part in order to possess all this happiness. Wandering 
on earth, "here he has no abiding city ;" a stranger ami 
pilgrim as all his fathers were. Nevertheless, he has in- 
terests, affections, and duties of an earthly kind ; these 
have a weighty claim upon him ; they are connected with 
God and eternity. The religion of the Bible, whilst it 
strengthens the powers of the intellect, and cauctities the 
soul, does also increase the powers of natural affection, 
and makes us capable of the most lively emotions. The 
true minister of the Gospel, like the great Apostle, would 
cheerfully lay down his work and away to Jesus, but the 
interest of his Master demands that he should stav, and 
teach poor sinners the way of life. Therefore ho - 
the will of the Lord be done. The pious parent, when 
vitited by sickness, would fain regard it as a call to hea- 
ven, but the dear pledges of love are weeping round the 
bedside, and their youthful state demands a faithful guar- 
dian. He cau only say, "I am in a strait betwixt two, 
having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which i.-. 
far better. Nevertheless, to abide in the ricsh is ruor* 
needful for you; the will of the Lord be ilone " 

THUS. 0. >N YHKK 

Dry Creek-, Ivwa. 

^m- • ■»»— 

Mere is an iti-ui Wt feMmflMod to .very (iod-fearing 
servant of Jesus. Those who feur mun more than Qod 
will not believe it 

1 1 « - that unduly fears man cannot truly f< ar God, ami 
he thui li\ t s much in the rear of Qod will not regard 
overmuch whut man CM il<> unto him; the \\a: 
faith is the root of all such fear, which > ami 

leas, em faith gathers strength ami inereas*sin the IOuL — 
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MISCELLANEOUS. 

Selected by I)ayii> rimvixcH. 
I'fuef, B« Still. 
Once npon thfl hrnvlng ocean, 

Rode a hark nt arrenTng tide, 
While the waves In wild commotlen, 

Dashed against the 
Joaua aleeplogon a pillow, 

Beoded not the raging blllowi 
Whllo the winds were nil abroad, 

Calmly slept tho Son of Qod. 

In that dark and stormy hour, 
ful onog awoke the Lord, 
• '. . n ign power, 
Calmed the fempeat with a word. 
OH life'* dark ninl restless ocean. 

Mid the billows, wild commotion, 
Trembling soul your Lord in there, 
He will make you still his care. 

Jcaua knows your silent weeping, 

When before his throne you how, 
Never, never I- he Bleeping, 

Where he rriens In if lory now. 
If the world Is dark before tin ■ . 

If the billows rolling o'er l bee,; 
All thy soul with terror fill, 

Hear him saying, Peace, be still. 



Men are never placed in such ex- 
tremes but that there is a light to 
guide them. 

Old age rather makes graceless 
sinners incorrigible than tends to 
their recovery. 

The christian's cup may bo brim- 
ful of sorrow but for him the over- 
flowing drop is never added. 

Cod has three houses — one for in- 
struction, another for correction, 
and a third for destruction. 

Vice does not pay ; the sin is less 
sweet than we fancied, and it costs 
more than we bargained for. 

Effectual prayer brings from heav- 
en's ample chambers the choicest 
blessings down upon earth. 

The 1'ible is a matchless volume ; 
it is impossible for us to study it too 
much, or esteem it too highly. 

Let us shun everything which 
might tend to efface the primitive lin- 
eaments of our individuality. Let 
us reflect that each one of us is a 
thought of God. 

The coming of tbo Lord is one of 
tho principal articles of the chris- 
tian's faith, and resting solely upon 
a promise. Scoffers will attack it 
till the very day of his advent. 

When two conflicting truths are 
brought tacc to face, we must accept 
neither. We must tell ourselves that 
there is a third withheld among the 



secrets of God ; whicl:, when it 
ye&led, will reconcile them. 
Me 

action over the present. The first 
lives in a temple hung with glorious 
trophies*, and lined with tombs ; the 
other has no shrine but duty, and it 
walks, the earth like a spirit. 

God has not chosen to flatter our 
cuiiosity by any of his revelations. 
What he reveals to man is the en 1 as- 
signed liim, and the means of attain- 
ing that end. Doctrine and m 
constitute an essential part of these 
means. 

God has entrusted man with the 
raw material, lie creates the world, 
and gives it to man to finish. Man 
originates nothing, but continues and 
develops all things. Speech is fur- 
nished him and he invents writing. 
The ocean, fresh from tiod's hands, 
puts continents asunder ;man m 
it only the broadest of highways. — 
The earth is delivered to him rough, 
and often sterile. He smooths and 
renders it productive. He giaf'ts 
the wild stock. And, in the plan of 
salvation, the offerings of believers, 
finish and perfect the passions of our 
Lord. 



The Dance. 

What a strange thing, says the 
Moravian, this dancing is, after all, 
when you look at it from a philoso- 
phoical, or, if you please, unsophis- 
ticated point of view. The other 
day Insulanus asked a lady how it 
came to pass that the entrance upon 
the floor of a ball-room mado such 
a wonderful change in her usual 
manners and habits. She asked him 
what he meant, as she did not under- 
stand. He asked her : "Suppose I 
introduce you to a friend of mine, a 
stranger, and ho would not only 
take your hand, but put his arm 
around you, what would you do ?" 
You may imagine her look ami an- 
swer. W hat would she do ''. A 1 
our lady readers know what they 
would do, and what the father, hus- 
band and brother of such a lady 
would do. "hut," Insulanu 
soon you enter the room of the hop 
or ball you permit a perfect ftrv 
who is introduced to you at the \\\A 
time, not only to take your hand. 



but to put his arm around your waist, 
sail around the room with you 
in the giddy mazes of the dance, and 
your father, 1 and husband 

think it all right !" 

. mil 1 

Ciioil. a Father. 

Christ especially revealed Uim as 
a father. 

1. In the first and last words 
Christ eilla him " Father."' 

-. A- a Father. Cod thinks »f'«B. 

8. A : a Father, God loves u-. 

•1. Va a Father. God works for us. 

5 j As a Father 1 , Cod cares for us, 
protects us, provides for us in the 
future. Father is the most endear- 
ing appellation in which he is made 
known unto us. 

"I should have been a French 
atheist," said llandolph, "had it n<t 
been for o\ and that 

hen ray df parted mother used 
to take my little hands in hen, ami 
cause me on my knees to say, *M >ur 
Father which art in heaven." 

"This little word, Father," says 
Gurnall, "lisped by faith in prayer 
by a real Christian, exceeds the elo- 
quence of Demosthenes, Cicero, and 
all the famous speakers in the w 

••My life," says pvang, "hangs by 
a single thread ; but that thread is 
in a Father's hand." 

"I never fear," said a little chi.d 
"when my Father is with me." 

The greatest man is he who ehoscs 
with invincible resolution : who re- 
sists the sorest temptation from with 
in and without: who bears the heavi- 
est burdens cheerfully: who is the 
calmest in storms, and whose reli- 
ance on truth, on vii tue, on God, is 
the most unialtering. 

A n Item ropj Uovs. — A little bey, 
twelve year- ..id. once Mopped nt n 
country tavern and paid lor his lodg- 
ing and prcakefaat \>y sawing \. 

i of asking it as a gift. I 
. . i !.<■ .sni.r bo> pas* d ih< 
samo little Inn us I'cahodv 

Lpe linker. 

Christ must not only have the 

uppermost seaf ia the heart, he 

t iiajc.AU its affections. 
— ♦» 

Tl 1 not be done by 

halves — If it be right, do it boldly": 

if it be wrong leave it undone. 






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Christian Family Companion 

Tyrone City, Pa., Starch & 1S7<>. 



S 



To Yonng Writers. 

The following' was compiled from 
the Boston Christian, for the March 
No. of the Pious Youth, and as it con- 
tains much good information to older 
persons we insert it here also. We 
endorse it in toto, but would call es- 
pecial attention to paragraph VIII. 
We have thrown articles under the 
table just because we could not afford 
to strain our eyesight to read it. Oth- 
ers have been cast aside for careless- 
ness in penmanship. We bear with 
everybody who does his best; but 
when a writer scribbles over his sheet 
with all his might, and then hurriedly 
folds it npand sends it for publication, 
wo generally bear his manuscript tothe 
waste1)0*. Contributors ought to re- 
member that everybody else has more 
time to spare than we have. If our 
days were forty-eight hours long we 
»rould have to work after night. May 
we not hope that all our correspond- 
ents will beodthis lesson, and save us 
many weary hours of slavish toil. 
Think of your letter passing around 
the office, from the least to the great- 
est, each in turn guessing at what a 
scrawl might lie intended to represent, 
and then finally to be sent into the 
waste box in disgrace, just for want 
of ii little care on your part. 

After a few introductory remarks, 
fricud Hastings sa 

To "> pi v. Wi'.i'i i 

f think \\ hat to w rite ; this 
is useless. Write what you think. 
Thoughts that kindle your heart will 
moll others Ideas that stir the wri- 
ter w ill w akc uu the reader \\ 
la. iiod\ lo\ i incidents, 

and true stone; and the world is flood- 
Stl with \\ liiins, lamies, mid li< ■; 
T.il what you / ttow, rather than what 
you think. 

! 1 Write wiih a ru-h. hurriedly, 

Hi -it 11 \ mi can \\ In nc\ it the 

Lliouyht scratch d-.vn jfour 

Ideas \\ it* pen or pencil on a scrap of 



paper, anywhere you happen to be, 
and when you get at pen and paper, 
write them out more fully. 

III. Throw the article into the 
drawer, and let it lie for a few days 
or weeks, while you write more on the 
same, or on other subjects, studying 
meanwhile not only the subject you 
write on, but also grammar, logic, 

hetoric, punctuation, penmanship, and 
everything else, especially the Word 
of God. 

IV. After some days or weeks, hunt 
up your ink blots and scratches, see 
how they look, read, re-arrange, omit, 
add, condense, and study the whole 
subject thoroughly. 

V. Write out the article carefully 
on one side of tht paper, leaving mar- 
gin for corrections, and putting every- 
thing into it that you wish to have 
there, and arranging the ideas and sen- 
tences in proper order. 

VI. Lay aside awhile, then read it 
all over by yourself aloud, and with a 
pen or pencil mark everything that 
does not read smooth, sound well, or 
express the right ideas ; change the 
order of words and sentences, and, if 
needful, re-write the whole again. Put 
in all quotations from Scripture in full, 
and do not expect your readers to stop 
and hunt up passages, for they will 
not do it. 

VII. Keep it awhile, and then read 
it aloud to the best educated and most 
sensible friend you have, who is not 
too busy to hear it, and who is hone-t 
enouirh to tell you your faults ; and 
when they have criticised it, then con- 
sider, condense, and improve it all you 
can, remembering that every word 

money, time, and pains to put it 
;n print. 

\ 111. If you do not get Bick of the 
eight of it before this time, and Mill 

feel in. line. 1 k0 .-end it tO the pjMti 

obeerve these directions: I. Get you 

Home tine, thick, smooth, w bite writing 
paper;— 'legal cap' Uj'vi - d, but 
any good paper, well ruled, will do, 
und cut it into hall sheet.- '.' <ict 
home deep Mark ink ; — black us mid- 



night, 3. Get a coarse pen that will 
make a plain mark. 4. Get a quiet 
place to write alone. 5. Leave an inch 
blank at the top of the first sheet, and 
write the title of the article in a bold, 
plain hand. '6. Leave an inch of blank 
paper down the left side of each page. 
7. At the commencement, and at all 
places where a new subject or para- 
graph begins, leave two inches blank 
on the left qf the first line of the para- 
graph. 8. Write your title in fine 
letters at the top of each page. 9. 
Write only on one side of the paper, 
and number the pages 1, 2, 3, etc., and 
pin, or stitch them together at one 
corner. 10. Keep your pages Oat and 
smooth ; never roll them up ; but fold 
them flat across the sheet. 

IX. Lay it aside again, then read 
it over, correct spelling, grammar, and 
punctuation, put a capital letter at the 
beginning of each sentence, and a pe- 
riod at the end, and if you do not un- 
derstand punctuation pretty well, omit 
all other points, and let the editor in- 
sert them ; and then, if needful, re- 
write your article again ; if not, fold it 
flat, and put it in a long envelope, 
keeping your old copy for your own 
use, and putting in a polite note to the 
editor, telling your s/tort story, and 
giving your name and address, and 
wait patiently the rei-uh ; and if your 
article does uot appear, try ujain, re- 
membering that when an article is to 
be read by a hundred thousand per- 
sons, and to he accounted for at the 
last day, it cannot be too careful I v 
prepared. II. L. 11. 

Who lives at Roanoke, Indiana. 

Somebody from that place ,-eiit US 
$1.50, in a letter dated Jan sih, but 
gave BO nanu.'.. We have pa-ted it 
upon the wall, hoping the sender 
would write again before this time 
tri\ lag us a lecture lor not sending I 
paper; but hr> appears to Ik- \ er*- pr\ 
tient. The mWr. :« il 

on our subscription Look mid a cr< 
of $1 50 plaa <i <t\ | 

- the prrsymV name Wl. 



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> otters. 

•>.— A monthly illus- 
trated M:i purine. J. I>. Lippin 
i 715 A Y11 Market 

Philadelphia. e¥ annum. 

■ els. 

:c]) 11 (llii- 

Ihia paper ' ua Tbe 

office of publication has been removed 
imflcldSt, Boston. A 
sensible article on "Diel and 
cine," and another op "Firel Elelp id 
Accident," and a third on "Preven- 
tion of Disease," may be found among 
Monthly 20 els. Year- 

rtStTNDAY M A.OA.ZINK, for 3d 

taiiH a:i 6B6ay on tin' Miracles (if our 

Lord, How to study the Gift i 
meant, The Portrait of Charity, as 
proowitwl by St Paul. Footprints of 
apanions of St, 
Paul .! B. Lippeneott & Go., 71.") 

A 717 Market St.. 1'hiladelpliia. Sin- 
pie annhers 80 brta By the year, 
- 50. 
' "PhACTTC a I. Fahmf.k. Pa.-eha! Mor- 

. i:;th Si Philadelphia, Publish- 
er. Monthly at $1.50 pet annum'; ten 

copies for $10. 

Imparts much valuable in-truction 
to fanners. 

CO UK B BPQN D K N C E 

qf church tttum noli, ited from 
a'.l partf of llu Brotherho»d. WrUerU nam 
and addrcK* required on every communication , 
o] : iooil faith, jitjectcd comtnuni- 
or manu»cript tu*d> not ret irtud. Al 
eonimur.icationt for publication should be writ' 
ten upon one fide oj the thect only. 

I'm is Deposit, Pa. I 

ib. 28th, 1870. f 

11. It. HoLsiNftER, Dt '/■ Brpther; 

Your letter of a week ago came to 

ha?. 1 day before yesterday. ' am 

ful for your sympathy, and for 

your se f-saerificfog expression sf it. 

You * 'have prayed for m\ but do 

not believe in all pr»yer»M 1 believe 

in all prayer that M worthy the 

nana*, hut do not believe in all my 

own prat era. S ime things w< 

petiti iq for without qualifipaii in, 

while others must be supplements 

•with, "not my will but thine be done," 



and this is often a mere verbal ad- 
denda which is worse than meaning- 
less. 

Yi express a desire "to receive 
kly messenger from me during 
i ■•kness." 1 can hardly think 
that this may be interpreted into a 
call for matter for your columns, 
hut if it ie so meant, I am sorry that 
1 cannot yet respond I have so 
far recovered that I walk out, and 
daily saw a few sticks of wood. I 
do not Buffer more than before my 
late attack. For 17 years I have 
not passed a day without pain. I 
am weak and nervous, and am not 
yet able to prepare aught that would 
be suitable for publication. After 
Baying this you will be surprised to 
hear that during the last three weeks 
I have done an almost incredible 
amount of writing. I am really as 
tonished at myself. But it is all of 
an individual character, and adapted 
to individual cases. It seems to me 
I have never labored with less tense 
of labor than since I am again able 
to use my pen, simply because the 
counsel and comfort I have endeav- 
ored to give to others by letter, have 
been the transcription of my own ex- 
perience. I am glad to extend my 
hand to the suffering, and this has 
long since begotten the conviction 
that I am better qualified for private 
correspondence than for any public 
sphere of ministration. I have but 
little evidence that my published ef- 
forts are productive of good beyond 
that of others, but have many testi- 
monials of God : blessings on my pri- 
vate correspondence. I give the 
more retired sphere my preference, 
both from inclination and a sense of 
duty. 

Thank you, dear brother, for your 
enclosed sea-waif. Matt. 17 : 27. 
You say, "let it pass through your 
hands to the cause of Jesus, as the 
spiiit may dictate." Beautiful sen- 
timent, beautifully expressed. I 
was inded /■inched for stationar/ 
but the ravens knew when to fun ah 
their cakes. 

\- BOOB as I am able to draw up 

my intellect for material 1 will send 

y u something for your paper. At 

it I must be allowed to play, 

and beg leave to remain in the back 



yard with the "least of my brethren." 
By and by, if we endure as seeing 
Him who is invisible," we will all be 
in tbe play element, which is the un- 
disturbed rest of the soul in truth 
and principle for their own take. 

You are at liberty to dispose of this 
as you deem most promotive of the 
cause dear to us both. With broth- 
erly regards. 

C. H. Balsbacoh. 

We feel to say that it was net with 
the view of hurrying our dear broth- 
er to our assistance in supplying our 
columns that we desire a weekly 
epistle from him, but that we might 
know, how he does, and impart the 
information to our readers, who we 
know desire such intelligence. Only 
a few lines, dear brother, and if the 
hand can no longer guide the pen, 
may not the mind indite a word. — 
Nevertheless, be at ease — let the 
strong do the work ; and may the 
great Physician pass by theo so that 
thou mayest be permitted to touch 
the "Hem of his garment." 

Farther : When we said we did 
"not believe in all prayer," we 
should have said we did not believe 
in prayer alone. 

. » m * 

Proposed Visit*. 

The undersigned proposes, God 
willing, on a mission of love, to visit 
the following places. 

April the 10th, brother Daniel 
Sell's, near Newry, in the evening. 

April 11th, expect to arrive in 
Columbiana Ohio, 4. 45 P. M. 

April 12th 3.40 P. M. at Lucas ; 
stay three nights. 

April 15th 6.30 P. M. in Piqua ; 
tay 4 days to be divided in the 
neighborhood of Covington. 

Leave on the 19th April at Ver. 
sailles and arrive at Muncie Ind. 5- 
46 P. M ; stay at Honey Creek and 
Hagerstown till the 26 April. Leave 
that morning from Cambridge city 
and arrive at Lafayette 2. 45 P. M. 

Leave April 27th 10,20 P. M. ar- 
rive. Apri 28th 4,07 A. M. at Cerro 
Gordo, Ills. 

Leave April the 30th 4,07 A. M. 






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arrive at Ashland, Iowa, 6,05 P. M. 
Stay in Jefferson and Appenoose 
county till May 13. Leave Bloom- 
field 7,30 A. M. arrive in Hamilton 
Mo. 12 12 midnight, hope brethren 
will meet me. Stay three days. 

May 16th to 20th at Plattsburg. 

From 21st to 26th of May, at 
Kansas city, if desirable. Also at 
Knobnoster. 

Leave for Lawrence Kansas, May 
29th ; stay at Lawrence and Grass- 
hopper Valley till May 31st. Then 
leave for Harrison county, Iowa. 
Leave from there June 3rd, for 
Waterloo. This arrangement is ac- 
cording to the present schedule of 
Rail Road time. 

This will we do if God permit. 
Hope some brother will accompany 
me, at least some of the way. It is 
expected that if possible, to be met at 
the different stations, and conducted 
according to arrangemtnts which the 
brethren may make as they see 
proper. 

Leonard Furry. 

New Enterprise, Pa. 



Brother Henry ; I will give you a 
sketch of my recent visits north. 
Brother Joseph Leedy and I left An 
tioch, on the 21st of January. We 
landed at Pierceton, Kosciusco coun- 
ty, Ind., on the same date, from whence 
we were conveyed to brother A. Lee- 
dy's house and charitably entertained. 
On the 22nd we met in church coun- 
cil at the Brethren's meeting-house, 
where there was an election held of 
one speaker and one visit brother. Jo- 
seph Ilartoths was chosen to the min- 
istry, and Joseph Hart to the visit. 
Public preaching commenced in the 
evening of same day. Six aermoOB 
were delivered to large and attentive 
congregations, and one added to the 
church by baptism. 

From here we were conveyed to 
brother Umbaugh'a. lien- we attend- 
ed meeting iu the evening. The next 
day had church council and preaching 
in the evening. On 21th I was ■ 
veyed to Milford to assist brother Da 
yirf Voiuiee in a protracted meeting, 
where there were fifty-one added to the 
church. On the 29th I wits coin e\ <<| 

to brother Brumbaugh's congregation, 
where I met brother J. beady, and 
other Brethren iu clnireh council, 
where brothers Kphruim Brumbaugh 



and Daniel Bothenbarger were chosen 
to the ministry. From here we were 
conveyed to a night . near 

Warsaw, 

On the 30th we preached twice and 
baptized four. Here I parted with 
brother Leedy again, and the members 
of that arm of the church. On the 
morning of the 31st took the cars at 
Warsaw for Plymouth, where I was 
met by brother John Knise'.ey and 
conveyed to his house and pleasantly 
entertained by his family. Had the 
pleasure of preaching four sermons in 
his branch, to large and attentive con- 
gregations. There was quite 
tereet manifested ; we hope that good 
fruits will soon manifest themselves 
there. On the 5th of February I took 
cars at Plymouth for Peiu, where I vis- 
ited my children. On the 7th took cars 
at Bunker Hill, for Wabash. Spent 
the evening very pleasantly with ' 
er II. Leedy and family. On the Sth 
came to Antioch. On the 10th met 
brother Quinter with others in coun- 
cil, in regard to the establishing of a 
College in the Brotherhood. On the 
11th went with brother 1). Smith to 
Lancaster, in the Salimony branch, 
where we continued meeting four days, 
and baptized seventeen. I left this 
place for Delaware county on the 
and returned this evening, 17th. Will 
re-commence meeting to-morrow. 

My prayers are that God will bless 
our dear "brethren and sisters. Oh. 
be zealous in your Master's cause. 
Pray much, that the work of the Lord 
may prosper. 

SA.Ml F.l. MlllKAV. 

From brother !>. I>. Sell. 

Hamilton, Mo. ) 

Feb. 27th, 1S70. f 
Iu my last I stated that my next 
trip wou d be westward. 

:n the time 1 up to 

lay the 22nd, 1 was in Blair 

county, visiting among my 
and friend- . had 

meeting in the sehoohhouse 
broth Jeer, Franks 

town i ition. Brother 1». M. 

I 
good mcetin . dinner with 

brotlo I Lad I .: talk 

with him and some of his neigh' 
one by the name of Douglas, full 

.atlv, 
bu*. JM hi 



I do hope and pray that we may so 
live that wc can enjoy one anothers 
company beyond the river of death, 
nt the week with my parents. 
Sunday "20th had meeting in the 
school house at Lamersville in the 
school-hourc in which I received all 
_ Friends and neigh- 
-scmbled till the house was full, 
• al! familiar faces to me. It 
filled my heart with joy to meet with 
my old friends once more. Tried to 
preach to them, and reasoned that 
a'l things were made ready on the 
part of heaven, for man's sa'vation. 
This was one of the mo3t solemn 
meetings that I ever pretended to la- 
bo?- at, being the last meeting we 
cur dear o:d home. You who 
have to part with near friends, out 
of love to Christ and his cause, can 
only know. But I rely on the prom- 
ises of God ; ''Thou shale have a 
hundred fold in this life, fathers, 
mothers, home The time now 

came that we must take the parting 
hand. Brother Holsinger then pro- 
posed the 268 hymn to be sun,:, af- 
ter which we knelt down and prayed 
for one another. Then took the fare- 
well hand with many near and dear 
friends in and out of the church. 
There are many that we could not 
call brethren, who we hope will be- 
come such not many days hence. 

22nd. Left my old home and 
went to Altoona in the evening, in 
company with my mother. Spent 
the evening and night with friends 
there. Took the morning train for 
Pittsburg; armed there at noon 
k the train for Chica- 
go. Stopped oyer night in Louisa 
Ohio, with brother Josiah Kiine. 
who spared no means bo make us 
for table. Went t> mooting with him 
I i fir >m hn do ir, I i the 
United Brethren. Woo 
some time he! 

uad in Indiana and HI*. 
but my ticket limited my tim 
much. Arrived in t hicago in the 
night h at LI fee* Um 

train far Qninoj : arrtTi 

Hamilton, Ho . where 1 am n >* *n 

I ||il t health : 

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T<> \t iiom ii mh) Comeera. 

It is knows by tho.se whom 1 \ i - i 
[< 1 on mi ate miasion, that I receiv- 
ed 'lunations from the different con- 
gregations for the purpose of enabling 
us to builuj a meetinghouse here, 
in plaoeof the one we had entirely 
fttttrojed bj the devastating hand of 
the late war. 1 this day have sent 
out to the different convocations 
from which anything was received 
receipts from the officials of the 
church here, showing I have handed 
OTor what I received. As those 
receipts arc intended to correspond 
with the receipts I gave at the time 
of recoiling the contributions, should 
any congregation fail to receive the 
receipt intended for them, or there 
be any error found please let me 
know. 

In behalf of this congregation of 
the Brotherhood I wish to say to all 
the dear brethren and sisters who 
were so willing to respond to the 
call made, we all feci greatly indebt- 
ed, especially do wc feel thankful to 
God for putting it into the hearts of 
his stewards to give of that with 
which he had blessed them. May 
the Lord abundantly bless every 
helping hand, down to the poor wid- 
ow that throw in the mite, who just 
as much deserves our thanks and the 
abundant blessings of the Lord, as 
that one that put in much of their 
abundance. Words fail to give ex- 
pression of our gratitude, so we leave 
the matter to God who knows how 
to reward every good deed. 

For the Fayette county, Wt.Ya. 
congregation. 

J. S. Floby. 

February 17th, 1870. 

Ptbmoht, Im>. I 

Feb. 19th 1870. ) 
Brother Uolainger ; As I have 
never seen any church news in the 
Companion, from this part of God's 
heritage, and as I have glorious news 
to write, 1 concluded to send you an 
item. 

l!rothcr Joseph Leedy of Antioch, 
Indiana, paid us a visit here, and he, 
witli tha ( laborinc brethren hero, held 
a scries of meetings, and their ,abor 
I indeed. Twenty two 
(22) were persuaded to leave the 



camp of sin, and seek protection in 
the wounds of a crucified Savior, 
and were added to the church, 
through the ordinance of Holy Bap- 
tism. Also one brother, who had 
been expelled, was restored to the 
church. A deep interest was mani- 
fested by the people, and we expect 
many more will be added to the fold. 
Brother Leedy has returned to his 
home, but the sweet counsel he gave, 
I have every reason to believe will 
remain. 

Yours in love. 

Joseph Zaiin. 



Brother Henri/ ; I have received 
the first two Nos. of the 1'ious Youth, 
and after a careful reading I lent 
them to some of my friends, who, I 
am glad to state like myself are 
pleased with their contents. Enclos- 
ed please find one dollar, for which 
please send me 10 specimen copies 
of the Pious Youth. I intend to 
make an effort to introduce the pa- 
per among our friends and brethren 
here at Pipe Creek, Md. 

The Visitor and Companion have 
found their way to the fireside of 
many of our friends here, hence some 
of them may be somewhat slow in 
patronizing another periodical, but I 
have reasons to think the time is not 
far distant in which the 1'ious Youth 
will find its way to the habitations 
of many of our friends here. I have 
an orphan girl, now about in her 
tenth year, (the only help I have at 
cases, in my little printing ofllice,) 
she wishes me to state to you that 
she will send for the Ptout Youth, 
as soon as she can raise a dollar, 
which will not be long from this time. 
She became melted to tears in read 
ing the graphic account (in poetry,) 
of the little girl who was sent to beg 
money for her drunken father, as 
published in No 1. of the Piou* 
Youth. I consider this periodical as 
calculated to fill up an essential 
place among the periodicals now pub- 
lished by our Brethren — for we roust 
look to the rising generation to fill 
up our places in tho church, and in 
the community, — hence, wc should 
make c\ery effort, in accordance 
with the doctrines of the Bible, to 
"bring up our children in tho way , 



they should go ; and "bring them up 
in the nurture and admonition of the 
Lord." 

My health is still feeble, but I can 
go out to meeting, and I still try to 
bear the ark of the testimony for- 
ward. Peace be to you, and all tho 
Brethren. 

Philip Buylk. 
New Windi&r, Md', 



IIamitu.v, Pa. \ 
Feb. 18th 1870. \ 

Brother Henry ; The time is ap- 
proaching for our District Council 
Meeting which, agreeable to appoint- 
ment by last Meeting, is to be held 
with us, near East Berlin, Adams 
county. Brethren coming by Rail 
Boad, will come to Harrisburg ; 
thence to York ; thence to Hanover 
Junction, and come to New Oxford, 
being within four miles of the meet- 
ing-house. The brethren will be at 
Oxford, and arrangements made to 
convey the Delegates to the place 
of meeting. 

Now, Brother Plenry, we are under 
the impression the time for holding 
our District Meeting, is the second 
Monday before Pentecost wbich 
would be the 23rd day of May. \Ye 
have searched the Minutes of Dis- 
trict Meeting but have failed to find 
the time. Please ascertain the time 
for certain and publish the above, if 
right. Tho Delegates should come 
on Saturday preceeding the time of 
meeting. We hope and desire the 
brethren to come as before mention- 
ed and there will be appointments 
made for public preaching, on Sun- 
day, for the brethren. 

Adam Browx. 

Xotioe. 

The western District of Pennsyl- 
vania, will hold its meeting. (God 
willing) on the 9th day of May next, 
at the Brethren's meeting-house, in 
the Berkey corner in the Shade 
Creek branch, Somerset county, 
about 11 miles south east of Johns- 
town. Those coming by Bail Boad 
will inform the brethren of said 
branch of their coming, and proper 
arrangements will be made for their 
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the brethren and sisters of the Dis- 
trict. Those brethren from adjoin- 
ing Districts who feel like being with 
us will be gladly welcomed. The 
ministering brethren are requested 
to be at the place of meeting on the 
5th day of May, to commence preach- 
ing at that time, and continue until 
the council closes, if not longer. The 
ministering brethren who expect to 
be there by the 5th will please in- 
form the branch there by addressing 
elder Christian Layman or Hiram 
Musselman, Scalp Level, Pa. 

Brethren, we expect a good turn- 
out, and especially a delegate or 2 
from every branch, and have every 
delegate ready to pay over to the 
treasurer the sum necessary to de- 
fray the expenses to Annual Meeting. 
The distance is great and the expen- 
ses will therefore be according. 

C. G. Lint. 
Cor. Sect. 
Remarks. 
brethren, we who compose the 
western District of Pennsylvania, 
can we not improva our method of 
raising traveling expenses to and 
from Annual Meeting. I have con- 
sidered our present arangement and 
I think it is lame. We select our 
Delegate from among our number, 
and instruct them to go to Annual 
Meeting and there represent us, etc. 
but fail in supplying them with means 
necessary to the defraying of travel- 
ing expenses, for the following reas- 
on. We say to them "you go and 
when you return hand in your bill." 
This is done so that we may know 
how much we must make up. Now, 
brethren herein I find a fault. In 
the first place the brethren chosen 
may not have the money on hand 
and must therefore ask some one to 
loan them as much as they may 
judge it will take, expecting however 
to pay it back soon. They send the 
bill to the treasurer; he answers; ''no 
monoy in the treasury." This makes 
it very disagreeable to the borrower 
and to the lender, and if even the 
brethren sent aro blessed with suth- 
cicnt means, it is still not just to 
have them to wait one whole year 
for the money they laid out for our 
benefit, and wc hold the samo in our 
posossion all this time. Lotus over- 



come this, by commencing our col- 
lections in due time. You will have 
plenty of time from the time you see 
this notice and the time we meet. 
Lot us have a good supply sent in 
by our Delegates, so that there be 
no gatherings after our meeting is 
over. If our Delegates receive more 
than they need let them return it to 
the District treasurer. I think this 
would make those we send, and those 
that send feel much relieved from a 
burden under which we ate at pres 
ent laboring. 

If any one has any better plan 
than the foregoing I am ready to 
adopt it. I give this simply as a 
suggestion, and that out of love and 
for the advancement of the cause. 
Elder C. G. Lnrr. 
Cor. Sect. 



Brother Helimger ; From the 
reading of God's word, and especial- 
ly from Ezekiel 36th and 37th chap- 
ter, we are led to believe that the 
Jews will return back to the land 
that God promised to their father's, 
and that they will return before the 
second coming of Christ, and that 
Jerusalem will be rebuilt. And from 
the reading of Isaiah 60th chapter, 
and abundance of other scriptures, we 
wish to ask the question : Whether 
all the true children of God, belong 
ing to the gentile nation, will go 
back with them and assist in rebuild- 
ing Jerusalem ? The Book of God 
informs us. ''Thereforo be ye also 
ready for in such an hour as ye think 
not the Son of man cometh." Math- 
ew 24 and 25. 

!. L. Wert. 

Randolpt Co., hid. 

WiHSTBAD Lake, Mi 

Feb. 14th 1*70. ) 
Brothir Uolringer : The Compan- 
ion No. 5 "f Volume 6, was receiv 
ed to-day We are always glad to 
receive it, for it is a great deal ofoonv 
pant to us, for wenever gei to hear 
the brethren preach. All the satis- 
faction that we have from the breth- 
ren V. ifflll 

ion. We ha over live 

years, all 1 without hearing 

a brother prtaoh. The pure word 

I lias never been preached in 



our neighborhood. The people here 
don't know anything about the 
Brethren. We read a great deal in 
the Companion about the brethren 
how they travel and preach the word 
of God. O, how glad we would be 
if they would come to us, to the far 
west and preach. 

We read the letter of brother Sam- 
uel Murray of his visits to Minnesota. 
We were glad to hear that he came 
so near but sorry that he did not 
come quite to us. We often heard 
him preach in Wabash county, and 
also Carroll county, Indiana, and we 
would be very g'ad to hear him 
again. We hope if any brethren 
will come to Minnesota again so 
near to us, they will come to see us. 

I would farther say, if there are 
any brethren that wish to move to 
the west, we wish for them to come 
and see our country. The land is 
cheap here yet, and soil as good as 
can be found. We live about forty 
miles from Minncoapolis, in McLeod 
county. Will brother Murray let 
us know the address of brother 01- 
linger, in Minnesota ? 

Gottlieb Kuscii. 

A Proposition. 

WOODLTUY, Pa. ) 
February 20th, 1870. J 
Bear Brother ; Inasmuch as my 
health is somewhat impaired, I was 
pretty much confined to my house 
for about a week, my mind was di- 
rected to the welfare of the church 
and the edification of the brethren. 
And whereas the time of holding our 
District Meeting is drawing nigh, and 
as the Council Meeting has directed 
that each District mealing elect some 
one ot the lusnops within the Dis- 
trict to constitute one of the Si 
inj» Committee of the Annual Meet 
ing, I thought 1 would |>re|>o-ie the 
following query for Hie Beri< m con- 
sideration of the i' etliren. Our l»is- 
trictis eon >f the 

church. Would it not he well to 
change oft' the- that each 

branch would send their b 

bishop in turn, so that all the branch- 
aid derive the benefit I 
familiar with the order of the 

i taught in th 

Would vou or m me of the brethren 



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giv ugh 

toe I ' np m 
Tru j • in the bonds of the 

Go; 

J A! 

We approve of the propoitlon; with 
the amendment added so farastbey 
arc competent. Thei ome bish- 

ops lo the District who are not 
1' •< . . ! to Bend those jut 
sake of rotation, would not be likely 
to make the beat Bystem. But \\ - 
not believe in confining the work to a 
few, when there are others whi 
do it as well. Our sentiment is, if it 
is a duty requiring donial, and '•' 
and toil, let it not all be burdened 
upon one man, but divide it among all. 
And on the other hand, if it be a mark 
of honor, or have about it any consid- 
eration of advantage or pleasure, let it 
not all be given to one man, but dis- 
tribute it among those who are eligi- 
ble to the duties required. And this 
rule we would by no means confine to 
the relation of members of the Stand- 
ing Committee. We would I 
mend it to the congregations in the se- 
lection of Dl to the District- 
Dgs; to the District Meetiugsih 
the election of moderators, and clerks, 
and delegates to the Annual Md 
and to the Annual Sleeting in the 
election of its officers. In this way 
the different talents would be called 
into action, and an opportunity afford- 
ed for their development. This is the 
way we view the matter. If n. 

reel we expect to be enlightened. 

< ■■ ■» — 

< eiitiis -Report ing Additions. 

There are many instances in the 
Old Testament Scriptures wher 
commanded Moses to number the 
children 1. These ceusu 

• taken for the purpose of i 
. and to ascertain 
Dumber ox fighti ..- men. [n 

- ■ 
her of disciples i given quit 
Christ chose twelve aj 

iplea to preach: oi>o hu 
1 and fcwentj sent, wl 

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are definitely or approximately giv- 

riuently. < , hie kins 

' friends, multitudes, 

• ind on the 

'lay of thousand 

ito them. From these 

and numerous other passages that 

might be cited I believe the numcr- 

igth of the Brotherhood 

rted without violating 

the law. 

I tihould elder V ounce inform 
us through the press that he and 
other brethren held a scries of 
it Milford, Indiana, Eome 
ago, and that fifty odd were 
All; d there ; should elder Daniel 
Smith write to the Companion that 
he was at his old home in Lancaster, 
a few weeks age, and that be and 
other brethren labored in that vine- 
yard two or three days which result- 
ed in the conversion of about a score ; 

hould elder Joseph Lccdy re- 
port that two weeks ago he held a 
four or five days meeting in Tippe- 
canoe county, and that eighteen sol- 
diers enlisted in the service of our 
Master ; no one would object to 
these reports, but as the apostle 
more than eighteen hundred years 
ago rejoiced to hear, that to the 
Gentiles was granted repentance un- 
to life, so would the Brethren to-day 

■ thut this repentance is still 
being accepted by some of Adam's 

ity. 6uch reports would cause 
many of our ministering brethren to 
feel as Paul did when he wrote ; "For 
a great door and elleetual is opened 
unto me." 1 Cor. 10: 9. 

S. M. Ml-NMCK. 

Antioch, h 

.\Ki.i.\, Iowa. I 

Feb. 17th, 1870. J 

Brotl i r i!i nry ; Inasmuch church 

is always very acceptable with 

n , an 1 a I d by you ; and as 

i belii e has never any been 

i this branch of the church, 

1 thought to :-cnd you a brief htttOM 

of thi 

The church in 

d the Fall of' 
in or under the oversight of, 
i Garber, (now deceased) 
and then brother Peter Lutz, of Jet 



were 14 members. Brethren S. A. 
Garber, and Wm. J. Stout, were 
chosen to the work of tne ministry, 
and brethren iJ. Chandler and H. 
Spur'ock, were the deacons. The 
first communion meeting was held in 
the Fall of 1857. Since that time 
there has been a communion meeting 
every Fall. We are striving togeth- 
er to spread the "glad tidings of 
salvation :" and although at times it 
ha3 seemed to us that our labors 
wero almost in vain, yet we feel to 
bless (Jod's Holy name, that at oth- 
er times our moral sky seems bright- 
er, and we are permitted to see the 
cause prosper, and souls made will- 
ing to yield obedience to the Gospel 
of our God. 

During the present winter we have 
had the privilege of seeing 5 souls 
go down into the liquid grave, and 
there being "buried with their Lord 
in baptism," to rise, as wo fondly 
hope, "to walk in newness of life." 
Wc now number some 75 members, 
scattered promiscuously over this 
country, some in Clark county, sev- 
eral in Union county, and two sis- 
ters in Harrison couuty, Mo. There 
are four of u*, that, alter our sever- 
al ability, 'labor in word and doc- 
trine." Also four deacons. Broth- 
er J, II. Fillmore of Davis county, 
Missouri was with us and preached 
for us a week last month setting 
forth the Truths of the Gospel in de- 
monstration of the spirit, and with 
power." During his stay there was 
one applicant for baptism. May the 
Lord in the plenitude of his mercy, 
reward our brother for his labor of 
love. 

Since the organization of the 
church here we have lost 12 mem- 
bers by death, and some 25 have 
emigrated from here, to different 
parts of the country. 

lire we close we desire, in behalf 
of the brethren here, to extend au 
invitation to brethren, and especially 
ministering brethren, who may be 
passing by this way, to stop and la 
bor for us as we are all, (or at least 
should be) 'Laborers together with 
God." And "Paul may plant, A pol- 
ios water, but God must give the in- 
crease." Finally we say "Brethren 
pray for us." The work is an ard- 



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uous, one. We are waek and im- 
perfect, but God is mighty, ever 
r«ady and ever willing to save all 
who will trust in him. Fraternally 
Yourt. 

L. M. Kob. 



Huntington, Ind. \ 
Feb. 21st, 1870. j 
Brother Henry ; It is a long time 
since I sent you any news from the 
Salimony congregation. Nothing 
of special interest transpired and of 
course I could send you nothing. 
But on the 11th of the present month 
brother Samuel Murray and brother 
Daniel Smith commenced a series of 
meetings, which continued until the 
14th. The word preached had the 
desired effect ; the conversion of sin- 
ners to God, and the strengtbning of 
the brethren. Seventeen precious 
souls were added to the church by 
baptism, and many more were awak- 
ened to a sense of their duty. Al- 
together we had a season long to be 
remembered. 

A. H. Snowberqer. 



Queries. 

Will some good brother answer 
me these questions ? I am joung 
in the church, and have had three 
questions to answer as best I could. 

1st. Who was the author of the 
Brethren church ? When, in what 
year? 2nd. Why do the Brethren 
preachers always close prayer in 
public assemblies with the Lord's 
prayer ? 

3rd. Why do the Brethren dismiss 
congregations by saying : "you are 
respectfully dismissed ? Or why do 
they not ask the blessing of God as 
a parting blessing on the assembly ? 
I. H. Tharp. 

Lanaconing y Md. 

Will some brother or Bister ex- 
plain Acts 1 : 25, which reads 
thus : "That he may take part of 
this ministry and apostleship, from 
which Judas, by transgression, fell, 
that he might go to his own place." 
Tho question is, who cIoch tin- pro 
noun he peraonato in the last sen- 
tence ? Judas or Matthias ? And 
which of them went to his own place. 
II. Howes. 



Will some brother write on Reve- 
lations 22: 12? 

A. Oab 

Will some brother please inform us 
through tho Companion, what special 
marks the apostle had allusion to in 
Gal. 6 : 17. The scripture reads : 
"From henceforth let no man troub- 
le me : for I bear in my body the 
marks of the Lord Jesus.'" 

Jacob Bahr. 



Answer to "Who Will Tell?" 

Dear Companion : Under the caption of 
''Who -will tell," on page 104, it i6 asked : 
"In -vhat part of the Bible does the follow- 
ing chapter occur ?" To which we answer: 
In the 59th chapter of Benjamin Franklin's 
Bible. Emilt Lton. 

Iludion, J, I. 

Announcements. 

The next Annual Meeting will be held in 
the Brethren's meeting-house, 4 miles south 
of the city of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, 
Iowa, and will begin on Tuesday after Pente- 
cost, June 7th, next. 

E. K. Bki-< iilbt, 
S. M. Miller 

Cor. See's 

DISTRICT MEETINGS 

Second District of Virginia, first Friday 
and Saturday in May, in the Middle River 
branch, Augusta Co., 

District of West Virginia, LStb ami 14;h of 
May, in the Sandy Creek branch, Preston Co. 

Middle District'of Indiana, on the second 
Friday after Good Friday, in the Lowor Deer 
Creek branch. 

Eastern District of Pennsylvania, on the 
26th of May, in the Mingo branch] Montgom- 
ery county. 

Western District of Pennsylvania, on the 
9th of May, in the Shade Creak branch. 

Missouri District, 13th and 14th of May. 
in the Walnut Creek branch, Johnson Co., 

L'YEFEASTS. 

In the Jerusalem congregaiion,8an Joaqu'n 
county California, on the 14th and 15th of 
May next. 



MARRIED. 

Ia the Elklick branch, Bo meriel Co., Pa. 
Feb. 27th, at Hie house of the brides 
(by Elder C. O. Lini.j Mr. Samuel B 
to Miss Mary Fike. 



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W* admit no jhietry under any . i iwaton 
ee$ in connection vith <>>.\'uary ROtfew. Wi 
teiintoute all alike, and rr c-.u'.d ROtf intert 
vena xcith all. 

In the Middle < 
hel Co 
AHA GRIFFITH 

A toil U 

lcflaii atli-, UO....I. husband and 4 l.n 

dim in mourn their lo** which * 

felt. Funeral • 
ers ami alder J 
to a large concourse of pi . 



In the Upper Cumberland branch, Cum- 
berland count v Pa., Nov. 17th, l^K), brother 
ELIA8 J-IIKNK ; aged S4 years, 10 months 
and -L days. Improved by the Brethren, from 
2 Cor. S : 1. 

In the same branch. March the 9th, ] 

sister Catharine shenk, cor.son of the 

above, and daughter of brother Samuel and 
sister Catharine Plough ; aged 33 yea-- 
months, and 27 days. Funeral services by 
Daniel Keller and others, from 1 Thes 4 : lat- 
ter part. 

CATn\RixE A. 8nEXK. 

Of old age, at his residence in Wayne Co., 
Ohio, our old uncle Henry HoiT ; aged 7'5 
years. 9 mouths and l'J day;. He belonged 
to the Reformed Lutheran church for uianv 
yearn, and was one of the first settlers in I 
county ; having lived here 51 y us. 

J. B. SUOEMAKBR. 

Im Noble l 
SARAH ANNIE, infant daughter of brother 
Reuben and sister Barbara RE8LER ; aged 
8 months. Funeral services by the Brethren. 
Annie J. Smith. 

In the Clover Creek branch, Blair co.Pa., at 
the hou*c of her brother, James Camerer, on 
on the 39th of June MARGARET 

CAMEREB ; in the Mth year of her age.— 
She received a stroke of Palsy 11 years ago, 
since which she was as helpless as a child. 
We hope she is now enjoying that re.-t ihat 
remains for all those that love the appearing 
of the Sou of man. Funeral occasion im- 
proved by elders J. W. and George Brum- 
baugh to a large concourse of people. 

BASA.H J. CaMEUER. 

Iii the Lo 'ranch. Juniata Co., 

Pa., Nov. 90th, 1869, RACHEL HOSTET- 

LER ; a.: -. J months, and 1 day. 

She wa- afflicted with Heart Disease for a 

number of v • i -. A few days previous to 

her dcatli apparently better, hut 
alas ! on the night of the 20th, she was found 

a life '.ess ior; !iad taken its 

flight to t ,>f an undlsco\ 

During her illn 
it with christian fortitude, fnl t to 

the will ol 
of the Menouite church for muny years, and 

■ ipe died v 
Ing an ever merciful God. 

Her remains were conveyed to their last 
resting place on ih J3rd. 

I 
onitc) and broil 

: Paul lo Tim. ■ 

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Waiting. 

The following piece of poetry will Cud an echo in the heart of ev- 
erv mother who has seeu her darling pass to the farther side of the 
"Crystal Sea." 

I havgtwo little angels waiting for me 
On the beautiful banks of the crystal sea. 

Not impatiently wait my darlings then; 

For smiles light up their brows so fair. 

And their little harps ring out so clear, 
soothingly sweet to faith's list'ning ear ; 
And they live in the smiles of the Savior's love 
Who so early called my darlings aboi 

I have two little angels waiting for me 
On the beatrtifnl banks of the crystal sea. 

Forever free from sorrow and pain, 

Spotless and pure from all earthly stain; 

Never in erring paths to rove, 

Safe in the bosom of infinite love. 
Fvermore, evermore, walking in light, 
Those beautiful angels robed in white. 

I have two little angels waiting for me 

On the beautiful banks of the crystal 

When my weary heart is throbbing with pain, 
And I fuin would clasp my darlings again, 
I'll look away from this earthly strand 
To the beautiful fields of the better land. 

I will think of the angels waiting there, 

And offer to God B thankful prayer. 

I have two little angels to welcome 
When I too shall stand by the crystal 

When the great refiner his image may trace 
Jn the bear) be bas won by bfa aving grace; 
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My soul shall seek the home of the bl< 
On the beantifal banks of the crystal sea 
My darling! still waiting shall welcome me. 



Work ol tlu> Ki-Meouv 

By I). B. Mentzkb. 

There is abundant evidence in the Christian 
Scriptures to prove that good people will follow 
good pursuits, and will walk in good wa] 
who does not love a good man I Is he Dot well 
spoken of in the community in which he i 
and wherever he is known '. \ good man has 
a good name, and this, layi the wisesl man, \b 
"rather to he chosen than great riches. He that 

has t good name should try to keep it, ami I 
unsullied from the blemisai I which mark the 
characters of the man\ around u>. 
The people of God are especially noted lor 



their good works. It has always been so, and 
will so be to the end of Time. To do good is to 
do good works, and to do good works is to do 
right They who do right are right, and this 
constitutes righteousness. But doing right em- 
braces many things, yet each item has but one 

of accomplishment. There are various ways 
to do wrongs and there -are also many ways of do- 
ing right. We perform many acts which are 
either praiseworthy or reprehensible. One wrong 
deed will, in so much, condemn us, while one 
good deed proves that we are not entirely aban- 
doned by the do-right feeling. But I am brought 
to wonder at that man's condition of soul who is ' 
found in the ways of Wrong and of Ilight; who 
can engage in both lawful and unlawful pursuits ; 
who can agreeably enjoy the association of the 
righteous and the unrighteous ; or who can con- 
fidently tsly hold both true and 1 
views oi the -doc. ' O how un- 
balanced ! How little self-control to do right ! 

operative in two sphere 
our | nil sph 

id, The Religious. I ment of the 

All-- i both these spheres 

of human liie. The Moral is ind 

\ ith- 

OUt ' but the li 

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religious man*, in -the Christian rch> 

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iir imn; \ j realm with- 

out b .: it with ti ., mnation ; 

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Chri Mor- 

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Far On ruint.anion. 
The Two ClasiirA, or Ihr DHFerenre Between the 

Sniul ami Sinner. 

When we read the Boly Scriptures and understand 

what wi' rmd. we cannot fail to Bee the fad thai i 

binge of tin- aacred writings, the buman fn. 1 1 1 i 1 \ it 
rided into two separate and widely different 
Ind every Boaltbat ha- an existence in the world be- 
long! tu one clu«> or the other. There is no intermediate 
Matiun ; we must be a saint or u sinner ; either right* 
ox unrighteous, the people of God or the children of dis- 
obedience. It makes no difference what wo may pn 
to be, however moral wo may appear to be, or how many 
pretensions to religion we make, yet if we do not "obey 
from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered 
to us," not "walk in all the ordinances of the Lord blame- 
less," we cannot be classed with the people of God, but 
we have DOT part with the ungodly aud the sinner. 

That God has a people on earth, has had, and ah 
will have until the end of time, is an evident fact taught 
in the Bible When we turu back to the ancient world 
WS find a righteous Abel. And in after years we find a 
distinction made between the sons of God and the child- 
ren of men ; and when the number was finally reduced to 
eight souls, still God had a remnant of his people on 
oarth. The children of Israel, with all their complaints 
and murmurings against God, were, nevertheless, the 
rhoscn people of Jehovah. While they had digged down 
the altars and killed the prophets, so that Elias thought 
he was left alone, and they sought his life to take it 
away, the answer of God to him was : "I have received 
to myself 6even thousand men who have not bowed the 
knee to the image of Baal." "Even so at this present 
time also," says the Apostle, "there is a remnant accord- 
ing to the election of grace." And while the number 
may be small that will be saved, comparatively speaking, 
yet our Savior ha6 established his church on earth, 'ami 
the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." But it 
will stand "the pillar of the truth" until his second com- 
ing, when he then will find some that arc faithful on the 
earth, "that have not worshipped the beast nor his 
image, neither had received his mark in their foreheads 
or in their hands." 

The Apostle Paul in explaining the mystery of the 
resurrection very clearly shows that some will remain 
jit the resurrection of the Lord. For he says, "we which 
tire alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall 
not prevent them that sleep,'' but "shall be caught up 
together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in 
the air; and so shall be ever with the Lord." 

We have now noticed the fact that God has a pe 
on earth. And we are not left in the dark as to who are 
the people of God. "For as many as are led by the spir- 
it of God are the sons of God." And Jeans tells us "he 
thatdoeth the will of my father in heaven is my brother, 
my BJSter," etc. By this we understand that only they 
ihat do the commandments are his people, while ail the 
may properly be called Binners, since there La no in* 
icrmediate state. The distinction, however, between the 
■tint and sinner is not made so apparent in this world as 
in the world to come. Here in thislifo the sinner is per- 
mitted to enjoy the blessings of God with the saint. For 
t i send- his rain on tbejnsf and the unjust alike. The 
le yield their crops of golden grain for them as well 



use 



r the righteous. And when thejfccomc to the In 
of worship ■ ''h those of the 

people of I ■-■>' of /ion. Hut 

in the world to come it will Instead ofeiog- 

ing for joy there wiH be weeping and sorrow. There 
will I Li net ion mad. • • I the humble fol- 

lower an or be that spent 

days in sin and disobedience to God, who -ay by their 
actions and deeds — - for actions speak louder than word* 
that they will nol ' to rule or r< 

over them. J!ui while the Biuner mingles in society with 
hild of God, - •• enjoy life as well as be, yel 

bristian has decidedly the better chance, "Having 
life that now is and that wh;eh is to 
•' And bavi which is an anchoi to the 

soul both sure' and steadfast. When the Christian* fl 
that he has discharged bia doty to God and to his fellow- 
man, when he has spent the day in the service of his Ma- 
ud when the darkness of the night surrounds him be 
iot feel that remorso of conscience the .-inner f. 
but be has, ami enjoys that • mind the world 

neither give nor take away. And when the Christii 

c on earth is ended, and be river or 

death he .lone, lie has a pilot there 

awaiting him. His Savior will biro safely over. 

And as the Psalmist says : "though he walk through the 
valley of the shadow of death he need fear no evil, for his 
rod and his stall they comfort him." On the other hand 
when the sin;- to the waters of death all is dark. 

He sees no light beyond. He has no hope beyond the 
grave. Yet b - and appear at the judgment 

Beat of Christ. Here then the distinction will be rally 
made. The saints will be placed upon the right while 
the sinner Or disobedient will be placed upon the left. — 
And while the saints shall hear the blessed and welcome 
invitation, "come ye blest of my Father, inherit the king- 
dom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" 
the sinner must hear that dismal sentence "Depart from 
me ye workers of iniquity into everlasting fire prepared 
for the devil and his angels." And while the saints ?hali 
i the glories of heaven which no pen can describe 
and no finite tongue express, the sinner must suffer <he 
torments of hell in the caverns of woe And while the 
glorified BatBtS sing the song of the redeemed with palms 
of victory : . their hands, the sinner will be raising bis 
fruitless cries where hope is a stranger and where mercy 
never can reach him. There shall the sinner spend an 
eternity. When the righteous have been singing praises 
to God and the Lamb ten thousand year* they have 
ada\ in when they first began. On the other 

hand the sinner's sufferings will continue just as long, 
o sinner think of that eternal death before it is too late. — 
"Knowing then the terrors of the law we persuade men." 
And could we persuade one soul to forsake the evil w;.\ - 
there would he joy in heaven with the angels. sinner, 
turn from your evil wev ! Seek the pardon roi ytnir sins 
through your Savior's blood. Come out .from ainongthe 
world an- separate, touch not the unclean thing, 

and I will receive you : and I wi!! be a father ui 
and ye shali he n and my daughters, snith the 

Lord Almighty." "If children; then i. 
and joint heir.-" with .J e « :i may the. Lord 

help me to be wise unto salvation, ; may we be nun 
ad with the Balnts her. in life; die the death of the right- 



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Why we Should Love God. 

As the Companion is designed to advocate Truth, ex- 
pose error, and encourage the true Christian on his way 
to Ziou, I shall attempt, though I should fail, to pen a 
few thoughts to encourage the true Christian to love 
God, and press on toward Zion. 

My Christian friends, let us look back to that dark age 
when there was no eye to pity and no arm to protect. 
What a gloomy situation this world was in ; but God 
saw fit, when the fullness of time had come, to send his 
only begotten Son into this world of sorrow and sin, to 
suffer and die the ignominious death upon the cross, that 
we might be saved. "For God so loved the world that 
he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth 
in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life." 
John 3: Id. And again, John 15: 13, "Greater love 
bath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for 
his friends " Dear brethren and sisters, shall we not 
love God in return for such love? I answer yes. "We 
love him because he first loved us." 1 John, 4 : 19. 
This appears to be one reason why we should love God. 
And another reason is, becauso he has commanded us to 
love him, and says : "It is the great commandment in 
the law." When the lawyer asked him, saying: "Mas 
ter, which is the great commandment in the law '" Je- 
6U8 said unto him, "Thou sualt love the Lord tby God 
with all thy heart, and with all thy strength, and with 
all thy mind." Matt. 22: 3G, 'M. 

And if we love him we will keep bis savings, for Jesus 
says: "If a man love me, he will keep my words." 
John H: 23. 

Brethren and sisters, with these few thoughts present- 
ed to our minds lot us take into consideration the love 
we owe to God, and when we love God as wo should, 
we will obey his commandments and praise and adore 
his great and holy name, and bavo our minds concentrat- 
ed, and our hearts fixed on beavei: and heavenly things. 
"Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnr--, 
and for his wonderful works to the children of men." 

Let us press on toward heaven and eternal plory, for 
I want to meet my brethren and sisters, and clusp glad 
hands on the sunny banks of deliverance, uud dwell 
where God and his Christ is, forever and ever. 

John W. 6©i rHWOOW 

New Holland. Ind. 

The lupttrdouable Sin. 

In the present vol No. «. of the V. V «' . I sue ilir 
question asked \>\ 1» I. Fisher, 0— CWOlag Matt, 12: 31, 
32, which reads as follows: "Wherefore, 1 say unto you. 
all manner of sin and blasphemy hlmll be forgiven men. 
but the blasphemy tjilllH the Holy (ihu*! wall not be 
forgiven unto man. To gal the undersuindmi: MB 

begin at the BSod rwM ot the chapter. About I 

atfo I was helping to uuit on inv aunt (a widow) thut 
had a cancer in her In 14 M| M tfl 

tie Testament for her 1 happened to read thut ehupter, 
and not understanding about that sin, I u.iked her She 



and her daughter were living with an old brother, by the 
name of Rudolph Switzer, and I have every reason to 
believe that he was a true follower of Jesus. My aunt 
told me to go to his room and tell him to come over to 
ber room, and then she asked him to explain that scrip- 
ture to me', as he had to her. So he explained it I have 
heard and read some other explanations since, but none 
that I think agrees so well with the substance of tho 
Gospel as the one he gave. He said it was those who 
had accused the Savior of casting out devils by 
prince of devils, that the condemnation was pronou 
against, and that none else could commit that sin, but 
those who see with their o\. the miraculous power 

of God, as those saw it — and theu call it the power of the 
devil. •! have known more people (even some pious 
ones) to sink in despair about that Scripture than anv 
other I kuow of. So I hope the brethren will be careful, 
to not make explanation that the eak will rest them- 
selves on it to their injury. 

Hannah Knack*-. 

Fit and Not Fit. — During a recent revival 
among my people, an Episcopalian brother pat- 
ronizingly remarked to the writer, "Your prin- 
ciples in the main are sound and .Scriptural, but 
in withholding baptism from children you do a 
great wrong. Do you not believe that infants 
when they die go to heaven >'' -'Most certain- 
ly," was the reply, "that has ever been our belief 
as Baptists." '-Well then." he continued, 'do 
you not believe that one fit for heaven is fit 'or 
baptism V "We readily see the point in that 
question,' I replied, 'and answer it more to youi 
satisfaction by asking another. Doubtle>s. no 
beliere that baptized infants in the event of their 
early death aru saved, whatever may be Your 
creed concerning the unbai>U>>J. Nu«. is' not 
any one 'tit' for heaven, 'lit tor the communion 
table? Ai.d why do ybti "do this ' in 

withholding the 'sacrament* from your lit:: 
who, you say in tin hism of the church," by 

their baptist* are made in. 'tubers of Christ, chil- 
dren mMphi!, and inheritors ot the kingdom of 
heav. Are (he] D ;h to • 

mune with //""< and \tt ;/iV |'oj brawn !" "1 
nrvtr looked upon it in that light h i.n< . 
rein. uked. and then added, •*! Ir.w asked thi> 
question of scores of Baptists, but trie fall 
it his ui \ - 1 hi i u d tin 1:1. uoi iu\ 

I, until now 

If yuii do but t ike and pit p God's n rd, and 

do but Itai Upon it as the bee doth on the flow- 
er. and will OOl till \oti h.. | lething 

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tor the Companion. 
The Poor, God's Chosen. 

How many precious promises are found in the word of 
God, which belong exclusively to the pious poor. They 
seem to be God's peculiar people, and he cares for, and 
looks upon them with special favor. Under the old dis- 
pensation, they were protected by law from oppression, 
and a curse was pronounced on all who should oppress 
them. In the Sabbatical year whatever the fields pro- 
duced, was to be theirs. Isaiah prophesied that "the 
poor should rejoice in the Holy One." And Jesus gave 
it as an evidence of his being the Messiah that he preach- 
ed the Gospel to the poor. And James records that 
great promise, that they should be heirs of the kingdom. 
"Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rjcb in 
faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to 
them that love him?" 

Brethren and sisters, you who are poor, is there not 
comfort here ? Think of it ; you # are God's choice, he 
loves you above other people ; even as he did Israel of 
old Having chosen you, he surely will keep you safely 
to the end. And he has given you faith, for faith is the 
gift of God, and given it abundantly ; you are rich in 
faith. And best of all, he has made you heirs of the 
kingdom. How strange ! born in poverty, life a continual 
struggle — constantly laboring for food to sustain the 
body, dying in alms-houses — buried by the eharity of 
brethren, and yet heirs of the kingdom ; having a legal 
right to the city whose streets are paved with gold. 
Poor and yet rich. Why, your life is like that of your 
Lord and master, who was born in a stable — raised in 
poverty — no home, not even a place to lay his head — the 
women who followed ministering to him of their sub- 
stance. I wonder if that curiously made coat, without 
seam, woven from the top throughout, was made by one 
of those women. It seems to me loving hands must 
have wrought that singular garment, and loving feet 
hastened to carry it to Jesus. And perhaps he wore it 
because he loved the giver. The Savior was indebted — 
no not indebted ; how could he be indebted to man for 
anything ? But he received from his friends food, rai- 
ment, and shelter. Even the tomb in which his body 
was laid, and the linen in which it was wrapped, be- 
longed to another. The earth was his, and the fullness 
thereof, and yet his friends were obliged to lay him 
in Joseph's tomb. How poor, and yet he was heir to 
all things. 

Brethren and sisters, are you ever hungry ? So was 
your Savior. Are you sometimes weary ? So was he. 
Do you ever feel forsaken ? So did he. Is there no con- 
solation to be derived from all this ? Some of us would 
think it a great honor to live as a king. How much 
greater honor to be permitted to live as did your Lord ! 

Sister, do you sometimes look at your coarse clothing, 
and wish you had better ? Think of that other glorious 
raiment of yours, the garment of salvation, with which 
the Savior clothed you in the day you gave yourself to 
him. Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like 
you. True, he had his royal robes, his crown and jew- 
els, but you have a robe of righteousness, shining white. 
"This ipotless robe the'same appears, 
When ruined nature sinks in years ; 
No age can change its glorious hue, 
The robe of Christ is ever new." 

You also have the ornament of a meek, and quiet spir- 



it, which is in the sight of God of great price. And you 
shall have a crown of life that fadeth not away. 

And you, dear widowed sisters, who feel so weak and 
unprotected, whose home is so lonely since you laid your 
husband away "to slumber in the silent dust." You 
who are toiling every day to support your little children 
— there is a text for you, and it is all your own. That 
one you have repeated so often when you were almost in 
despair : "A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the 
widow, is God." If God will be a father to your child- 
ren, what have you to fear ? He knows all their wants. 
And though he may not give in abundance, yet it comes 
from the hand of a father, and he knows best. Tell him 
all your troubles and trials, he has promised to hear you 
when you pray, "The Lord heareth the poor." And 
then when you have cast your mite into the treasury of 
the Church, what does Jesus say ? "She has cast in 
more than they all." More than that rich brother who 
cast in his hundreds. I think of that other widow, and 
wonder what her thoughts were as she was going up to 
the Temple, carrying her two mites — all her living — to 
give it to God She must have had a trusty heart. And 
Jesus sitting over against the treasury beheld her pious 
act, and she perhaps knew it not. She may not have 
known her Savior, nor heard his words of commendation, 
yet it seems to me his very presence must have soothed 
and cheered her. It may be so now, that the Savior is 
often near us, and we know it not. What a comfort it 
must be to a pious widow to know that God is in some 
peculiar sense her God. 

And you brother who are toiling so hard to supply 
your family with the necessaries of life- I wish I could 
say something to comfort you. Sometimes when you 
look at your rich brethren you think your lot is a hard 
one. But if God has chosen you, he surely knows what 
is best for you. Only trust him and he will briDg it to 
pass, even make you to possess his kingdom. He may 
be saying to you as he did to the angel of the church in 
Smyrna: "1 know thy works and tribulation, and pov- 
erty, but thou art rich, fear none of those things which 
thou shall suffer, be thou faithful unto death, and I will 
give thee a crown of life." The tenure of earthly pos- 
sessions is but brief at least, and often ends before the 
journey of life is over. Job said: "Naked came I out of 
my mother's womb, and naked must I return thither 
again. And Paul said to Timothy, "We brought noth- 
ing into the world, and it is certain we can carry nothing 
out." All come alike to the Jordan of death. When 
we enter that cold stream, nothing will avail us but the 
righteousness of Christ. It is so ordered of God, that 
in this life some should have an abundance of this worlds 
goods, and others but the bare necessities of life ; and it 
will be so — spiritually in the world to come. If every 
one shall be rewarded according to their works, the re- 
ward of some will be much greater than others. One 
will rule over ten cities, and another five. "But many 
that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first." 
The richest here may be the poorest there. Think, broth- 
er, of that other poor man, whose poverty was so much 
greater than yours, and besides his body was covered 
with a loathsome disease. He was the personification of 
poverty, and yet he was richer than the man within who 
was clothed in purple and fine linens. He was hungry, 
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day. Jesus said, on one occasion : "How hardly shall 
they that have riches enter into the kingdom of heaven." 
Wealth is often a heavy weight in running the race for 
heaven. But it is not the great abundance of the things 
which we possess, that prevents an entrance into the 
kingdom. We may be the owner of but one little house, 
in which to shelter our heads from the stormy blast, and 
if we are unwilling to give up that for Christ's sake, we 
are too rich to enter heaven. And on the other hand, if 
we should be the possessor of half a million and are al- 
ways ready to deliver it all up for the sake of obtaining 
heaven, we are poor enough to enter therein. "Blessed 
are the poor in spirit ; for theirs is the kingdom of heav- 
en." 

It is sad, brother, that you should be obliged to labor 
so hard all the week that when the day of rest comes, 
the body is almost too weary to go up to the house of 
worship. And sometimes you feel that you do not get 
that sympathy aDd assistance from the Brotherhood to 
which you are entitled. If you have to the utmost used 
the ability which God has given you, and yet have fail- 
ed ; you certainly are entitled to sympathy and assistance 
to the fullest extent. But if it is denied you, be patient 
still, and love the brethren none the less ; submit it all 
to God, he will over rule all things for good to them that 
love him. Let us try and not envy the rich. No doubt 
they have their burdens too ; perhaps heavier than the 
burden of the poor. Jesus said of some of them, "They 
have received their consolation," but yours is yet to 
come. You will receive it when you sit down with Je- 
sus in his kingdom. If the consolation of some of them 
is all in this world, we should pity rather than envy 
them. The Bible is full of gracious promises to the poor. 
I have mentioned but a few of them. You, perhaps, 
know them all, but sometimes through the weakness of 
the flesh you forget them, and your spirits languish. If 
I can "stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance," 
you will be strengthened, and refreshed. God help you 
to trust him always. 

E. Williams. 



JPor the Companion. 
Who is the Eldest Son ? 

This query has been answered again and again, but 
never altogether according to my view, and now I will 
try and give my view also, upon that parable. 

Paul writes in Romana, the 5th, Chapter 14th verse : 
"Nevertheless death reigns from Adam to Moses." — 
Here Paul certainly had an allusion to a spiritual death. 
Then it is evident that neither the older nor the young- 
er son were spiritually born in that period of time. We 
must commence at Moses, where God spoke to him at 
the Bush. — Exodus 4th Chapter 22nd verse. "And 
thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, thus saith the Lord, Is- 
rael is my Soa even my firstborn. And I say unto 
thee, let my Son go that he may serve me, and if thou 
refuse to let him go, behold ! I will slay thy Son, even 
thy first born." Now I will say nothing more concern- 
ing the elder Son until I come to Peter, for every Bible 
reader is acquainted with the older son's conduct, as 
it was not always very good, but there was always a 
remnant that did not bow the knee to Baal. 



I will now try to say something concerning the young- 
er son. Lake 15th Chapter 11th verse. And he 
(Christ) said : "A certain man had two* sons, the 
younger of them said to his father. Father give me 
the portion of goods (spiritual goods) that falleth to 
me, and he divided unto them his living. And not 
many days after the younger son gathered all together, 
and took his journey into a far country." In a spirit- 
ual sense he journeyed far from God, and there wasted 
his substance with riotous living ; and when he had 
spent all his spiritual living, there was a mighty famine 
in that land (a spiritual famine), and he began to be in 
want, and went and joined himself to a citizen of that 
country, (that citizen was the devil). He sent him in- 
to his fields to feed swine (or in other words to worship 
idols, which could give no spiritual food) and he fain 
would have filled his belly with the husks that the swine 
did eat ; and no man gave unto him, and when he came 
to himself he said : How many hired servants of my 
father have bread (spiritual bread), enough and to 
spare, and I perish with hunger. I will arise and go 
to my father and say unto him — father I have sinned 
against heaven and before thee, and am no more worthy 
to be called thy son, make me as one of thy hired ser- 
vants." 

My dear brothers and sisters, when we are willing 
to be hired servants, then we are like Saul was when 
he said : "Lord what wilt thou have me to do." We 
are then willing to do what the Lord requires of us. 
When the son came to the father he said unto him : 
"Father, I have sinned against heaven and in thy sight, 
and am no more worthy to be called thy son." 

Cornelius and his house vvere the first of the young- 
er son that came to the Father. Now, we see that 
prayer of the son was heard, and also answered, when 
the Father met him by an angel. The angel said unto 
him — thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a 
memorial before God, and now send men to Joppa and 
call for one Simon whose surname is Peter, he shall 
tell thee what thou oughtest to do ; and when Peter 
came and spoke to them they were clothed with that 
new robe, even the Holy Spirit. No doubt Cornelius 
made them a feast, and they spiritually sung and dan- 
ced in the Lord. 

Now I must say something about this murmuring of 
the older son. The believing Jews, or rather the cir- 
cumcision thought it a great sin to eat with the Gentiles. 
Peter had to be convinced by a vision before he could 
believe, and when he was come up to Jerusalem, they 
that were of the circumcision, contended with him, say- 
ing, thou wentestunto theuncircumcised, and didst eat 
with them ; but Peter rehearsed the matter to them in 
order from the begining. This is the murmuring of the 
older son ; not the Pharisees who had strayed farther 
from the Father than the younger soa. They have 
committed the unpardonable sin, and can never come 
to the Father in this world, or that which ii to come. 
How could the Father say unto them, thou art with me ? 
Now I will show what makes them brothers. Israel 



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tlio oldest Son spiritually born under the Mosaic law, 
ami the nation was spiritual;- born under the 

I el .lisjuiisation, but by tlie same parent even <iod. 

is the reason they are called brothers in the par- 
able. 

1>AMKL (ioCUNOUR. 

Ootumaugn, i'<i. 



For the Companion. 
-Ilehold I Have Set Before Thee an Opeu Door." 

Bar. 3:8. 
To the church of Philadelphia >t was said: "Thus 
suith he t h :i* openeth and no man shultatb, behold I have 

before thee an open door." And the apostle Paul 

- brethren to pray that the door of the word might 

I..- opened unto htm. And again he bays, "a great door 

: effectual is opened unto us." In Acts 10 we read: 
"And they wi re forbidden of the holy gho»t to preach 
the word in Asia. Then they essayed to go into 15uhy- 
nia, but the Spirit suffered them not." So we see that 
though the GtotpeJ was to In- preached to all nations, yet 
the door was not opened at that time to preach in those 
plaees. Hut a door was now opened by the Lord, and a 
voice was beard from Macedonia, "Come over and help 
us." So in our own time the Lord seems to open the 
door for bis ministers to preach the word. When the 
war closed it was thought a door was opened to preach 
In the South. But Brother Hyser has been there three 
v. Mrs and wc have not beard of one sheep being brought 
into the fold. The Brethren of Indiana sent a mission to 
the South. They stopped in southern Indiana. The 
door was open and the Lord blessed their labor. They 
went on their mission to the South, but they came back 
before the time appointed, without success. Thus we 
may conclude the door was not fully open in the southern 
States, or the Brethren that went were not persevering 
enough. But we think it is safe for the brethren to obey 
the Macedonian calls. That is, go where members are 
living that are calling for help, or when friends or neigh- 
bors have moved to a distance, though they be no mem- 
bers, their calls should be heeded. We would not dis- 
courage the brethren from going where they are not es- 
pecially called. The most successful way to preach 
where the brethren are not know is to settle among the 
pruple and live out what they preach by a chaste walk 
and a Godly conversation. They must show a concern 
for the temporal welfare of the children of men. So Je- 
went about doing good to the bodies as well as the 

ds of the children of men. And bow could they help 
loving one that was so good unto them Even so, dear 
brethren ; it is through the material man that we must 
approach the spiritual man, for if they cannot trust us in 
temporal things, how can they trust us in spiritual things, 
which are of so much more value. Let us then do good 
unto the children of men and then :t door will bo opened 
hv the blessing of God, into their hearts, that the word 
prearhed may eMK and become the power of God unto 
-iilvation. 

Wo notice many calls made by our brethren, and si<- 

. and friends, who are scattered over the western 

Stat* J l, there are many doors open. Brethren, aro 

we all of us doing our duty f Wo now wish to call the 

ition of the brethren to a call that came from Cali- 



fornia and Oregon before the war. It was a Macedonian 
call ; the door was open and the brethren thought it good 
m -end two brethren to visit the churches on the shores 
of tho Pacific Ocean ; but the journey was a long one, at- 
tended with the dangers and privations of two thousand 
miles over the plains and Rocky Mountains, or a voyage 
by sea. Some money was contributed, but the war com- 
ing on the door seemed to bo closed, and the brethren and 
sisters on the Pacific shore were left to get along as best 
tbey could. But now the war is closed, and by the 
favor of God peace and prosperity again blesses our land. 
The world has been moving onward. The Atlantic and 
Pacific oceaus are now united by bands of iron. The 
iron horse is now seen and heard on the western plains, 
and over the Bocky Mountains. Distance is annihilated; 
what seemed to be the work of an age, was accomplished 
in a year. Is not the hand of God in all this ? Is it not 
an opening of the door ? Eight days will only be requir- 
ed to go from Chicago to San Francisco on second class 
trains. The accommodations are said to be as good as 
on first class trains, taking three days longer to run 
through. Fare sixty dollars, and some say as low as 
forty dollars. The brethren in California have appointed 
a communion on the 14 and 15 of May, and tbey invite 
brethren far and near to come. Who will go? In^ this 
case it will be necessary for two brethren that are in full 
office to go. And they should be in the full order of the 
church in their personal appearance, and they should not 
only be right themselves but they should be willing to 
maintain the order of the church wherever they go. 
Otherwise they would do more harm than good, for like 
begets like, in the spiritual as well as in the natural king- 
dom. In this case we would say freely ye have received, 
freely give. We have plenty of brethren who can go on 
their own means. Who will go ? It may be some of 
my brethren will say, why do you not say I will go ? 
To this I would say, I am not an elder, but such as I 
am, I would be willing to go with two such brethren as 
described above, if life and health would permit. We 
would like to hear from the brethren through the Com- 
panion, or by private letter. What do the brethren 
think, would it be better to wait and let the Yearly Meet- 
ing say who shall go. It could be brought as a question 
by some District Meeting to the Annual Meeting. Breth- 
ren going should have plenty of time. One year would 
not be too much to spend in California and Oregon, and 
other places that might call for help, and where there 
might be an open door for the brethren to labor. What 
do brethren Jacob Miller, of South Bend, Indiana, James 
R. Gish, of Woodford, 111., and other brethren say to it ? 

David Frantz 
Cerro Gordo, III*. 

Then and \<>w. 

No part of a sinners life is more loathsome than when 
the light of true Christianity begins to dawn upon his be- 
nighted heart. All his actions and even his very thoughts 
Income loathsome unto him. lie begins to look around 
upon his associates for succor, and would willingly feed 
upon tho husks that they offer unto him if that would sat- 
i.-fv his disturbed mind. But by experience he is made 
sensible that there he can find no relief. At last he hears 
the Parent call : "come all ye that are heavy laden and I 
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The sinner thus sin-ridden, tired of his load of sins, falls 
beforo Jesus and pleads for mercy, pardon, and sah 
Tin' Son replies, 1 have died — it sufficed). The poor sin- 
now quickened, ire!.- sorry, that lie had ever done 
anything c tntrary to the wishes ofhim, that had died for 
him. There is not a brother nor sister that is now en- 

ed in tin; service of the Lord bui what did experience 
some of the foregoing ; some more than others, we will al- 
low. How was it ; brethren and sisters, when Jesus said, 
"peace be still ?" when the load of sin fell from our shoul- 

. when wc buried our old Adam, and came forward 
— a new man formed and sbapened after the similitude of 
Christ. Yea more, when we beheld the society, the mem- 

\ of Christ's body of which we arc now made a part. 
Was oot that then perhaps the happiest part of our Chris- 
tian life ? Were we then not minded like Peter, ''though 
all men may forsake thee, yet will I not leave thee." And 
still stronger were perhaps ready to say I would leave all 
for Christ's and the brethren's sake. how full our heart 
with love at, this time ; nothing too much trouble. Never 
better satislied than if we can sit in company of such who 
are apt to talk about the things that belong to a progress 
in our divine life. Wc can hardly wait until the Lord's 
day comes along, so that we may attend public worship ; 
to sing and pray. Our seat is seldom found vacant. 
Thus many have undoubtly felt and acted. 

We will now let our young pilgrim travel on awhile 
longer. Years have passed by ; -oruewere coming oth- 

.verc going. We look to find our zealous young pil- 
grim, our loving, Belf-sacrificing, heaven-seeking, siu-hat- 
mg, young brother and sister, an old member of the 
Body of Christ. And how do we find some ? With 
John the 11. •, elaJ or we must say, they lost their first love ; 
the\ iown upon their lees ; they see no more the 

.'•efficacy in the blood of .) !t is enough if I 

say 1 wasgrafted into Christ. I am a member of 
the church militant ; I commune once a year, or perhaps 
- in live or ten I ml that i Dt. Who has 

lwM yo 1 -■> 1 Thai S0&J or love which you once had '■ <> 
no : but your indifference to holy things, and your over 
anxious desires for worldly things and worldly popularity. 
in place of seeking the c (tripany :uid conversation of the 
faithful pilgrim, we would rati tho.-e who have 

their conversation to pica : Cod — mammon, In 

.ding the pub ably of the childrei 

. they must attend to a social (feast, proposed by some 
I brothi ■ 'er. And then 1 

of honor, the compline be returned. Thus spend- 

ing the souls market day in ;'• d riotous living. 

And again ; we sometime irethren say I would 

ig hut i; r ; or it is too unplea 

o ha I, 4c Thi W« '.'.ill allow tO he so ; hilt 

why is it that the preacher mu id ; no matter how 

weather, ran ! when 

the in . f members 

who attend about quite t meddle- 

some. We wo oh I however make all for had weath- 

er, if we did not , . .c lua Uk ir louder then 

theii 1 think of some brethren who 

■ e, « ho wel 

tunl cold, mud and Dl Olllofl 

and -"land in I and hall 

•...in, , , r 



And is this all ? No, brethren, the saddest part of our 
history is yet to be chronicled. We see the lukewarm- 
of such brethren blossom in their offspring. In place 
of bringing them up in the nurture and admonition of the 
Lord they bring them up to pride ; have them to worship 
the God of this world ; help them, and perhaps in many 
x nstances build the altars upon which they sacrifice their 
own precious souls Oh fathers and mothers, if you 
would not hear, nor see your children raise their fruitless 
cries in misery, have a little less pride displayed among 
them. Give them a better training in the ways of the 
house of God, and more over if as you wish it not to be 
said : "thou art in the gate of bitterings," do thy first 
works over — pray God that the desires of thy hearc may 
be changed, or you surely must be classed with the work- 
ers of iniquity. Seek the love and zeal you had when 
Christ loosed you from the fetters of sin, and darkness, 
and burn all your wood, hay, and stubble you now love. 
Consider well the feelings you then had, and you now 
have. 

C. G. Lint. 

Meger% Mtik, Pa. 

What Shall I Do? 

The answer to this question entirely depends on what 
you now are. If you are a sinner, seeking salvation, 
then the less you do the better. Believe on the Lord 
Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. If you have just 
been brought to believe on his name then profess him in 
baptism ; unite yourself with his people ; commemorate 
his love at his own table, and walk in all the ordinances 
and commandments of the Lord blameless. If you are a 
baptized believer, in union with his Church, then he 
would have you to consecrate yourself to his service. 
visit his sick ones ; relieve his poor, circulate his truth, 
teach his babes, and strengthen his weak ones ; bear your 
testimony for him whenever an opportunity offers Be 
much with him iu private, real and meditate on his 
word; aim to honor him in everything; always, and 
everywhere, carry your religion with you. Wherever 
you go carry your religion into everything. Be thorough 
■Whether therefor* or drink, or whatsoever ye do. 

do all to the glory of Ood" .Make Christ and his glory 
the great object and end of your life, so that you 111.. 
able to -ay with Paul: "For 1110 to I urist and 

to die is gain," so that it may be said of us : "No:,. 
US liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself, for 
whether we live, we live unto the Lord, and whether 
wt die we die unto the I.urd ; whether we live, therefore, 
or die, we a:e the Lord's." I cry purpose we form, 

. work in which we engage, and every pleasure wc 

enjoy, say: "1 am the Lord's." Live for the Lord, 
work for the Lord, suffer for the Lord, make his pre 
your rule ; his honor your aim, ami to please him the 
end I KCtioa of our life. 

1>. B lii tl» 
WO, 

-^«~ • -m 

liven adinittlog that 
ers, let it -till be remembered that tl me 

fearful result, and that our greatest dam.-. | m tie 

eominU.-iiut of euuriue 

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Miming against llicllol, (.host. 

In Cktnpanion No. H. Vol. (5, brother I). L. 

Fisher desired that - would give his 

>vt through the Companion on Matthew 12: 

31, 32, which reads as (ollows: Whereloro I 
unto you all manner of sin and blasphemy shall 
b ■ lorgiven unto man : but the blasphemy against 
the Holy Ghost, shall not be forgiven unto men* 
and whosiH'Yer tpeak&th a word against the Son 
ot man it shall he forgiven him. But w: 

iketh against the Holy Ghost it Bhall not be 
riven him, neither in this world, neither in 
the woild to come. Now 1 shall venture an ex- 
planation of said passage, and in doing so, if I 
should fail to give a correct explanation, some 
brother will correct me. 

In the first place, then, in order to get a per- 
fect understanding of the language of the Savior 

riven ahove: we must go hack and see what 
gave rise to said language. And in doing so we 
arc forced to th6se" conclusions : first : That blas- 
pheming against the Holy Ghost, is to deny God 
and the powers of the Holy Ghost. For testi- 
mony in support of this idea, turn to the 22 verse 
of the same chapter, which reads as follows : 
"Then was brought unto him one possessed with 
a devil, blind and dumb, and he healed him, in- 
somuch that the blind and dumb both spake and 
saw." We believe he healed him by the pow- 
er of the Holy Ghost. 23rd verse. "And all the 
people were amazed and said, is not this the 
Son of David V> 24th verse. "But when the 
Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth 
not cast out devils but by beclzebub the prince of 
the devil." Right there and then I believe that 
the Pharisees sinned against the Holy Ghost, by 
denying the power of'Christ, and saying that he 
cast out devils by beelzebub the prince of devils. 
The Savior said in verse 28th : "But if I cast out 
devils by the spirit of God, then the kingdom 
is come unto you." Here the Spirit of God by 
which the Savior cast out devils truly was a 
Holy Spirit. Then to deny God and the power 
of that most Holy Spirit was sinning against the 
Holy Ghost, or committing the sin unto death. 

For further testimony in support of this, turn 
to Mark 3 : 22. "Ami the scribes which came 
down from Jerusalem, said, he hath beelzi 
and by the prince of devils < he out dev- 

ils." Here we see anotl re made 

list our Savior by the scribes which no 



doubt the Savior considered blasphemy, for it 
drew out the following language ; verse 29, 30: 
"But he that shall blaspheme against the "Holy 
Ghost hath never forgiveness ; but is in danger 
of eternal damnation ; because they said he hath 
an unclean Spirit. Again we hear that good 
man, John the Baptist, say: "for he whom God 
hath sent speaketh the words of God, for God 
giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him; the 
Father loveth the Son and hath given all things 
into his hand. 1 ' John 3 : 34, 35. Truly then 
can we say, that Christ was in possess : on of the 
Holy Spirit, if the Father had given all things 
into his hand. Then if the stiff-necked Phari- 
sees had hearkened to the divine teaching of the 
Savior, they would not have been charged with 
blaspheming the Holy Ghost, for he that believ- 
eth on the Son hath everlasting life, and he that 
believeth not the Son, shall not see life, but the 
wrath of God abideth on him. Verse 36 : 
Again ; we would call your attention to the 
reading ot Luke 12: 8,9. "Also I say unto 
you whosoever shall confess me before men, him 
shall the Son of man confess before the angels of 
God. But he that denieth me before men shall 
be denied before the angels of God. 

Again; we call your attention to Peter 2 : 2. 
"But there were false prophets also among the 
people, even as there shall be false teachers 
among you, who privily shall bring in damnable 
heresies even denying the Lord that bought 
them, and bring upon themselves swift de- 
struction." Here we see that false teachers 
brought upon themselves swift destruction by 
denying the Lord. 

Now 1 have endeavored to show that sinning 
against the Holy Ghost was to Blaspheme the 
power of Christ : and I have shown that Christ 
was in possession of the will of God, and the 
power of the Holy Ghost ; for God had given all 
things into his hands. Truly then can we say 
to deny the word and work of Christ is sinning 
against the Holy Ghost, which is different from 
all other sins ; for Christ has declared that all 
other sins should be forgiven, if man will ask 
lorgiveness in a spirit of love. 

We will venture to say further that man is 
liable to commit the unpardonable sin without 
ever having acknowledged the word of God ; as 
did the stubborn Pharisees. Equally so can man 
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fessed the word ; for Paul says : that "it is im- 
possible for those who were once enlightened, 
and have tasted of the heavenly gift and \vt j re 
made partakers of the Holy Ghost ; and have 
tasted the good word of God, and the powers of 
the world to come : if they shall lall away to re- 
new them again unto repentance, seeing they 
crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh and 
put him to an open shame ;" for if we sin wil- 
fully after that we have received the knowledge 
of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice 
for sins. Then we see that it is possible for 
those that have named the name of Jesus to com- 
mit the unpardonable sin, by falling from faith, 
and denying the word. Or if we sin willfully 
after that we have received the knowledge of the 
truth, or word of God. And why have we sin- 
ned the sin to death ? because we sinned against 
God ; tor John says : "In the beginning was the 
word, and the word was with God ; and the 
word was God." So in the church, or out of 
the church, man can sin against the Holy Ghost. 
O then reader, let us ever keep this before our 
minds that if we deny any part of Christ's teach- 
ings or that of the Apostles we deny the Holy 
Ghost ; for they spake as the Holy Ghost gave 
them utterance. S. M. Auckuman. 

Somerset, lnd. 

For the Companion. 
Where is Paradise ? 

A reply to this query was published on the 8th page 
of the current Vol. of the Oorupanio . Since then cir 
cumstanees have led the writer to a farther inve 
tion of the subject, and he is now more firmly convin 
ced than ever, that Heaven and Paradise are but differ 
ent naraea for that land of rest, happiness and glory, 
which is in reserve for the people of God. 

Beloved brethren ami Bisters ; it behooves us to exam 
ine this subject well ; for it is of the utmost import 
that we sh mid be immovably established in the truth 
in this matter ; and know to a certainty that when "to- 
day" comes, in which we shall depart from this « 
of sorrow, we will be immediately ushered through the 
gates of "the Paradise of God," into the pre 
our dear Redeemer ; because tin . horrid and 

monstrous errors of materialism are creating doubt and 
uncertainty in the minds of thonse 

The readers of the Companion will now be pi 
with the Scriptural evidence by which the tion, 

that Heaven and Paradise are synonymous terms, has 
been so conclusively demonstrated to my Mpnmind. 

The A.post '<■ Paul ■ ant ef s kranee which 

a certain man had ; "Hon ihtuoiato P 

dise, and heard unspeakable W"i | : 1 

Here we have the direotton of Paradise given as being 



Li*, the same as that of Heaven. Now we do not read 
in the word of God that any blissful abo le is in that 
direction, except the two mentioned above, and they 
are each favored with the presence of the Lord Jesus 
Christ ; hence we infer Heaven and Paradise are iden- 
tical. There is however Scriptural evidence elsewhere, 
which is sufficient ro prove, beyond a doubt, that this 
very strong inference is a positive fact. The Revelator 
tells us, the tree of life is in the wid3t of the Paradise 
of God. (Rev. 2:7.) lie also informs us, the same 

is in the midst of the Heavenly city (Kev. 22 : 1 
ulu 2) ; therefore Heaven and Paradise are one and 
the same place. Some may perhaps cavil at this,; and 
say, Heaven and Paradise might be different places, 
and the tree of life exist in hot;: ; but there is positive 
proof to be found in the 14th and 15th verses of the 22nd 
Chapter of Revelation, that this tree exists only within 
the heavenly city. Let us read and examine this pas- 
sage ''Blessed are they that do his commandments, that 
they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter 
in through the gates into the city" (veree 14th.) By 
this we find that only they who do his commandments 
have a right to the tree of life, and that none of these 
will be excluded from that glorious city, while all oth- 
ers are shut out ; wherefore the tree of li^e would not 
be in place outside of her sacred precincts. "For with- 
out are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and 
murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and 
maketh a lie." (15 verse,. Hence outside of Heaven 
the tree of life is not found : but it is found in Paradise ; 
consequently Heaven and Paradise are, to a certainty, 
only different names for the same holy and happy place. 
Because the Spirit of Christ was in Paradise with 
the soul of him who had been the penitent malefactor 
the same day in which their bodies were crucified and 
slain ; and also "preached to the spirits in prison'' dur- 
ing the time between the death and resurrection of his 
body, does not invalidate the aboTe demonstration ; 
but proves conclusively the omnipresence of the Son of 
God. The Psalmist gives us a sublime and beautiful 
illustration of this fact, as follows : Whither shall I go 

it ? or whither shall 1 Hee from thy i 
ence ? If 1 ascend up into heaven thou art there. If 
I make my bed in hell behold thou art there. If 1 take 
the wings of the morning and dwell in the utters, 
parts of tl iron there shall thy haul lead me, 

and thy right hand shall hold me. fjPsa. 139 : 7. 
and 10. | himself testifies to she same truth 

■ man hath ascendedupl i Heaven, 
hut he tl. lown fi ren, even the Boo of 

Man who it to Heaven 1 He here, that mor- 

iSQ is confined to (Ats world ; but that his Spirit, 
even while living in the body hi re upon the earth, was 

:.t in l leaven. Let us b< aeh- 

rt the truth ; nor, in w, 
tohthe limits of human nature to our 1':, 
D heaven ai. I . th. 

Philadelphia V 



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MISCELLANEOUS. 

tor thi < 1 tim;>4Hi'm. 
Ho nut Mcnrj in Well Doing 
Hi E 

pilgrim, 

I- thli Ufa forlorn aud dr< 
Trust, oti trust the B vior! 

II. will domfort, love and cheer. 
Bjf and by thy warfare, ended* 

Thou wilt 
AH thy etni and tolls nnd trials 

< >n the earth) i > be. 

at leetn hard and heavy. 
Will insure tin- crown more bright, 
When wo reach those pearly portals, 
Whet.- Meal spirits reunite. 

on— be pa; ::an, 

I --at 
1 to all the tlnal falthl'iil, 
Where naught can their joys molest. 

In the day of our affliction, 

When the heart is sad and lone, 

Trust the All-wise loving Savior, 
Who for us did life atone. 

In thy troubles he'll not leave thee, 
,is stall' thy comfort be ; 

Listen through thy tears— he calleth, 
"Weary ones conic unto me." 

While on earth our blessed Jesns 

Suffered More than tongue can tell ; 
Cruel mockhigB, bitter treatment — 

Vet his language was : •' 'tis well." 
Then faint heart, take courage — onward, 

Boon ah ! soon, the word may come : 
Bummer's past — the harvest ended, 

Faithful workers welcome home." 

Life must have its griefs and sorrows, 

But how oA they comfort bring 
Into all the contrite hearted, 

Hovering 'neath a Savior's wing. 
Then weep not, devoted Christian, 

Trust in Jesus— that dear friend ; 
lie will give thee grare to conquer, 

Aud receive thee nt the end. 



Selected by Lomie A. Himes. 
Encouragement. 

Christians, if your hearts be warm, 
*Suovv an do no harm j 

If by Jeans you are prlz'd 
Now arise and be baptized. 

Jesus drank the gall for you ; 
Hore the curse to mortals due. 
Children prove your love to him, 
u the frozen stream. 

Never shun the Savior's cross, 
All on earth is worthless dross : 
If the BaviorV love you ft el. 
Let the «o;i,l behold your zeal. 

Fire ■ « inn the soul, 

Wat the foul : 

Fire and irater both BjTH 
Ventoru t-oldicrs. never lice. 

Every «ea*on of the year, 
your worship l>0 sine 

i pri v eats vour roam, 
Serve your pi ' jt home. 

! by day, 

litate his law by night — 
This will give you great delight. 
;<i, Jti'l. 



Christian Family Companion 

Tyrone City, I*a., March 15 IH70. 

■ ; v dollar due this office 01 
to be paid by the first of April next 
And what ought to lie done, must dot 
i.o left undone So we all teach. Let 
it. be practiced also. 

The March number of tin' / 
Youth hus been scut out to it.s pat- 
rons and we believe it will meet with 
a hearty acceptance by all of them. — 
We now solicit first rate articles from 
all, for the April number. We will 
give a free copy for the best essay, of 
less than three columns, upon the sell- 
ing of Joseph by his brethren, provid- 
ing said essay will be good enough to 
publish. 

— m ♦ • 

Hymn G58. We have the tune de- 
sired, in round notes, patent notes, 
and numerals, printed and manuscript 
The tune is called Iowa. Thanks to 
all. 



IV i. i. Fn.cs of this Paper can he 

found in New York, at the office of 

Geo. P. Howell & Co., Advertising 

Agents, No. 40 Park Row. 

♦♦ 

Kine Hundred and Fiifty. 

We have now booked nine hundred 
aud fifty new subscribers since our 
call for one thousand. Still a good 
ways off. Do you know why ? .lust 
because you have not sent that sub- 
scriber yet. Now is it possible that 
we shall fail just on your account. 
Surely you will not allow that. All 
the rest have sent their subscriber 
but you. We cannot think of failing 
in so important an undertaking. Try 
your neighbor. If he lias not just 
the money — but will pay during the 
year send oti his oame, or loan him 
the money if you have it plenty. — 
Take subscribers for one Dollar, cash 
commencing any time in April to the 
: the year. We can stall supply 
a few dozen new subscribers with the 
numbers. We would very much 
prefer to have all subscriptions expire 
with the year. 



\ itinera! System ol'Xotation. 

In another column of to-day's pa- 
per will be found a communication 
from brother Jesse Hoop, recommend- 
ing the Numeral System of writing 
music, Below we give two speci- 
mens. One is Old Hundred, and the 
other our favorite tune to hymn 658. 
Any one will be able to read them, af- 
ter having read brother Hoop's arti- 
cle, and by observing the following 

Explanations: Time is indicated 
thus : quarter note : 1 (The bare fig- 
ure) ; half note 1.. (two periods fol- 
lowing the figure) ; eighth note : .1 (a 
period preceding the figure. Bars 
thus : | (a dash sideways). Double 
bar thus |[ (a parable). A close thus 
||- The usual method of dotting 
notes is observed. A dotted eighth 
note is written thus: .1. ; a dotted 
half note thus: I... 

We would suggest that rests might 
be written thus : 

Whole — , half | , quarter:, eighth;; 
We would reserve the colon (:) forthe 
repeat mark. 

We can positively see no use for 
any line. 

Brethren and friends let us unito 
and perfect this system. 

We may not comprehend the sys- 
tem but we offer these specimens for 
a beginning. 



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171 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Correspondence of church newt solicited from 
all parti of the Brotherhood. Writer's nam 
and address required pn every communication, 
as guarantee of good faith. Rejected communi- 
tations or manuscript used, not relumed. Al 
tommunieations for publication should be writ' 
ten upon one side of the sheet only. 

From Brother I>. I>. Sell. 

Plattsbcrg, Mo.) 
March 2nd, 1870.) 

Brother Henry : I must intrude a 
little more on the columns of your ex- 
cellent paper to tell the many whom 
I visited that I arrived home safely. 
At Hamilton, where I last wrote, I 
laid over Saturday and Sunday, 2(ith, 
and 27th of February. On Sunday 
had meeting in the town, in the Bap- 
tist meeting house. Although the 
meeting was not large we enjoyed it 
well. In the afternoon walked 4 miles 
North of the Schoolhouse in company 
with brother Willian B. Sell ; had a 
full house and the best of order and 
interest manifested, and we do hope 
and pray that there may be good done 
at that place, and the brethren's la- 
bors crowned with success. Brother 
George Witwer has the oversight of 
this arm of the Church. Brethren go- 
ing over the Hannibal &, St. Joe Bail 
Boad would be made welcome to stop 
at this place, as it is on the line lead- 
ing through the state from east to 
west. You can get directions to all 
the churches North and South of the 
Bail Boad line. 

Monday 28th started for the Platts- 
burg settlement ; arrived there in the 
evening at the house of brother J. B. 
Ellenberger, where I had my home 
for the last year. Sorry to say found 
them most all sick with measles. This 
disease has been very bud since I left 
for the East; some have died with 
them. I still enjoy good health. I 
am now on my field of labor in thi.s 
far West again, and I find there is 
plenty to do. I traveled on this jour- 
ney about 2700 miles, by public and 
private conveyance ; attended 36 meet- 
ings, formed an acquaintance with 
many brethren that will not soon be 
forgotten. 

And inasmuch a« I promised to re- 
ceipt through the Companion, all that 
1 huvo received for the purpOM of pav- 
ing what \h back on our meeting-house, 
to save labor we will give the name 
pf the Church and place only. 
Yellow Creek branch, Pa, 61.30 

Hopewell Church, - 00 

Snakcspring Valley Church. f.38 



Beaver Creek Church, 9.00 

Brethren at Mc Veytown statn. 1.50 
Clover Creek Church, 33.15 

Louisville Ohio, Josiah Kime, .50 

The above has been thankfully re- 
ceived to assist us in paying for a 
meeting-house built in 18G8 in the 
Smithfork branch, Clinton Co., Mo. — 
We are glad to learn by traveling 
among the brotherhood in the East 
that they feel a concern for their breth- 
ren in the frontier. Though they 
don't want to go there themselves 
they are willing to assist to make those 
comfortable who are willing to take 
the frontier and labor far away from 
large meeting-houses and thickly set- 
tled neighborhoods. 

And I would say to all who have 
not given their mite, who would like 
to do something, any amount will be 
thankfully received even down to the 
small sum of five cents. We are con- 
siderable in debt, and if it lays in my 
power to keep our house from being 
sold I would feel myself a thousand 
times rewarded for all my labors. — 
Now brethren where these lines may 
come consider our case and all do as 
you feel. We have a very good meet- 
ing-house and can make all the breth- 
ren comfortable that come to see us, if 
we only can get it paid for. That is 
the trouble now. All contributions 
should be sent to Daniel D. Sell 
Plattsburg, Missouri. 

The above amount has been paid 
into the committee and we warrant all 
contributions sent to him to be appli- 
ed to the proper place. 

Sam i el Stretch. 
Isaac Sikemaker. 
Michael Mooruead. 
George Shoemaker. 

For further particulars address any 
of the committee, or P. P. Sell. 

Ptattsbtirg, Mo. 

MunIcuI. 
Brother Henry ; 1 discover that 
the reading of my few lines, hastily 
written, on the Numeral Bystea of 
Writing mu.-ic, bftfl prompted a ■ 

..■ promised specimens. 
Also your Christian liberality, (foun- 
ded on t In- golden rule) baa caused 
you to remember your many interes- 
ted readers •, and to promise them to 
lav the specimens before them. I 
\we the specimens with enoour- 
■ at, though with diffidence, know- 
bey will bo examined by Intelll- 
; rothren and ml ot 

them adept" in the science of mosic. 



And I ask, in the spirit of Christian 
love, of all who feel interested, to lay 
aside all prejudice and give the sys- 
tem a clear investigation, and as fuH 
as this limited description will admit. 
When you comprehend the peculiar 
features and general import of the 
system, then give it an impartial com- 
parison with other systems, and give 
through the Companion your conclu- 
sions, with reasons. Also give those 
conclusions to your neighbors and 
associates. I think the Numeral Sys- 
tem surpasses all other systems in 
simplicity, and agreement with th 
natural laws of music, those laws b 
ing so quickly comprehended, so pe 
manently retained, and so readily ap 
plied, in practice, even by children 
Its simplicity appears to be attractive 
and enlists the attention of all classes 
to whom it has been presented. 

We all speak unadvisably when we 
speak of comparing this system with 
a seven character system, as I did in 
my former letter. This system ha* 
seven characters, the first seven num- 
erals : only the names changed, when 
used in music. Thus 1 is called Po, 
2 Ray, 8 Me, 4 Faw, 5, Sol, 6 Law, 
7 is Se. The advantages these char- 
acters possess over others, are their re- 
spective positions in the octave and 
relative value to each other are at once 
known, by any person having the 
least knowledge of Arithmetic. Aud 
this knowledge will remain permanent 
so long as these chapacters are used 
to number, objects, aud compute val- 
ues. 

Music can be copied in less time 
and on less space by this lyati m ; aii 
four parts not taking as much time, 
nor as much space, as three pun- 
other Systems. A great advantage. 
tding favorite tun. ttor. 

There are three Numeral Systems, 
the one line bj '• m, the two lin< 
tern, and three line Bystem ; the last 
we think is the hot. 1 have applied 
to our teacher, who is the author of 
the three line ay Stem, fur specimens, 
and shun explanations He bas kind- 
ly re-ponded, and i>y request bai 
en iif two plain old fnmilinr times, 
easily learned : OM long metre and 
one common metre, all of which sub- 
mitted for publication, for the candid 
consideration and inspection of the 
Brotherhood, hoping wc may ad la- 
bor harmonic ■ tlur for the 
good of all in our Us Fra- 
ternally yours. 

/ 



1712 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



H\er Bolsingcr ; 1 have often 
thought i" write a few liars fur the 
' mjHuiion, to let the dear brethren 
,nncl aisteri know Unit there ifl a little 
band of about twenty-five here In 
\.riii Raat Missouri. We are con- 
aidarablj .-cattcrcd, bo much so that 
the met ting only cot a month 

in each neighborhood of the brethren. 
But we hare t ho Bible and the Com- 
paaion to read between times, which 
is a great comfort to us sisters that 
have .small children and cannot go to 
meeting at a distance. We have two 
Ministers. Brother Tazwell Qray (s 
our elder. We lfave a lovefeast year- 
ly, and truly it is a feast of love to us ; 
if ever there is a happy time here on 
this earth it is wheu we all meet to 
iiinenioratc the death and goffering 
our dear Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ. Brethren and Bisters, what a 
happy time that will be, when we all 
meet around one table with our dear 
lord ! Ob, let us one and all try and 
have our lamps full of oil, that we 
may be prepared when the Bridegroom 
comes to enter in with him to the mar- 
riage supper. 

l-.'i izabeth E. Smith. 
Queen City, .)[<>. 



Brother Henry : I have received 
the first copy of the Pious Youth 
which you sent me, and am highly 
pleased with it. In reading over its 
pages it gave me joy to see it filled 
with such good reading matter. I 
see that you are trying to make it a 
valuable paper for the youth of our 
day. I think that it is just the pa- 
per we ought to have among our 
youth to advocate the truth. If we 
look upon the condition of our youths 
in this our country, it is mournful to 
think how they are taught through 
some of their periodicals ; how they 
arc taught quite a different doctrine 
to that which the Scriptures teach 
us. And often it is preached out of 
the pulpit, and taught for the truth. 
Look at their Sibbath School libra- 
ries ; how they are taught of small 
children that how they talked of 
their Srvior and how they prayed, 
and all only a fable. We ought to 
be careful, and always hold to that 
which ia 'in accordance with the 
Scriptures. Collect such reading as 
will teach them the true faith, for 1 
think that the Sabbath School and 



these periodicals are the nurseries of 
the church. S<> we ought to be 
careful and give them good and 
sound doctrine to read. 

Our Oomipamon 1 think has very 

;: 1 reading for our childien. I 

would not do without it for double 
its price ; it comes to us weekly and 
is welcome every time it comes. I 
think it has sound doctrine, an 1 al 
ways contends for the truth as it 
was given by our Master. I hope 
our brethren and sisters will keep on 
writing for the Companion, and not 
get weary in well doing and trying 
to advocate the cause of our Master. 
1. J. Facsxaciit. 

Olney. Ills. 

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Soctii Bkxd, Ind. ) 
Feb. 28th, 1870. f 
We, the brethren of the South 
Bend congregation, Ind., having pre- 
viously made arrangements to hold 
a series of meetings, called brethren 
Daniel Shively, and Jesse Calvert 
to our assistance, to whom we feel 
thankful for the labor performed, and 
being actuated upon by the Spirit of 
God, to whom we render thanks for 
blessings received. We commenced 
the meeting in the west meeting- 
house, Sunday, Feb 13th, and closed 
Saturday 19th. The brethren re- 
ceived ten applicants by baptism, and 
reclaimed one sister. We then re- 
sorted to the east meeting- home, of 
same district ; continued meeting un- 
til the 27th, and received fourteen 
more applicants making 21 in all. 
During same week the brethren at- 
tended two funeral occasions : the 1st 
a man not a member of the church ; 
the 2nd a sister who had been recent- 
ly anointed. From appearances 
deep impressions have been made 
upon the minds of the people of tail 
vicinity, notwithstanding the many 
direct oppositions to the Word of 
God and his people with which we 
are surrounded. The Lord is truly 
blessing the labors of the ministry 
for the extension of his kingdom. 
DanIbl White. 

Brother llohinyer ; The Compan- 
ion is coming to hand once more. 
how glad we are for it. We always 
find some good instruction in it. We I 



could not do without it ; we love to 
hear of satan's ranks being thinned 
and the borders of zion enlarged. 
We do love to read church news ; 
and I thought I would try for the 
first time to write you something. We 
moved here one year ago, and I 
found but tworaembers that had prov- 
ed steadfast. In the Fall brother k 
sister Oell moved to us, he being a 
minister. Soon brethren Smith, Gar- 
ver, and Wylandmade us a visit and 
preached. We then organized a 
church, and had the pleasure of see 
ing two sisters, and one brother come 
back into the fold. We have had a 
lovefeast. There are nine of us now. 
This winter brother Snyder and Wy- 
land made us a visit and preached 
at different places in the valley, and 
with good effect, as several have said 
they will unite with us. We expect 
some more brethren to move to us 
this spring. We expected brother 
Smith of Indiana to move to us this 
spring, but we are disappointed. — 
Hope he will change his mind and 
come yet. This is a good healthy 
countiy and the best of all, we have 
good prospects of a large church. 
Hope brethren seeking homes in the 
west will come and see us and our 
country. May the good Lord ever 
bless and enable the kind and loving 
brethren that have come to preach 
to us, to go on in the noble cause, 
and in the end receive the rich re- 
ward. And may the Lord send 
others to labor among us. 

Anna D. Hutchison. 
Missouri Valley, Iowa. 



For the Companion. 
To the Isolated. 

We know that there are brethren 
and sisters living at a distance from 
church facilities, who have not the 
privilege of assembling themselves 
together as the apostle exhorts. To 
such I wish to drop a word of en- 
couragement, knowing that I, who 
can frequently meet with my loving 
brethren and sisters, still feel the 
great necessity of encouragement. 
,\nd having enjoyed sweet commun- 
ion I haye many times been made 
to rejoice in God my Redeemer by 
meeting with the people who are not 
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173 



stand up boldly in defense of the 
truth ; and not only by meeting them 
personally but also in our church pe- 
riodicals. O how much comfort I 
have derived from reading the warm, 
heart felt expressions of many who 
love the Lord. And taking a view 
of our surroundings and different sit 
uations in life we find ourselves com- 
passed about with temptations, and 
trials meet us on every hand, every 
inducement is held out to win us from 
the one that loves us and has pur- 
chased us' p with hi3 own blood. His we 
are and let us not forsake him for 
all the world bestows ; but let us re- 
sist the temptations and bear the 
Christians trials knowing that they 
work for us a more exceeding weight 
of glory. Truly they make the cross 
heavy, for the time being ; but at 
this moment let us cast our eyes up 
to Calvary and there behold the 
Lamb of God nailed to the rugged 
wood, (a cross) a token which we 
must bear in mind. 

If the path that Jesus walked bad 
been a pleasant path we too should 
have a pleasant road ; but since he 
made and walked a rugged road we 
should not get discouraged if we do 
find ups and downs and crosses in the 
way ; if lions prowl around u.s and 
darkness covers our pathway, and we 
feel our little life-boat almost giving 
way; we feel to give up the ship; 
but no, no ; look to the east and be- 
hold the Star of Bethlehem. It gives 
light to our pathway, and dispels ev- 
ery gloom of darkness, and will guide 
us to the Celestial City. Be strong 
in faith, waver not, for then shall we 
be tossed to and fro as the waves of 
the sea. If we give way in the \> 
to seducing spirits and strange due- 
trine, we are in greet danger of being 
led away from Christ: -tip by step 
we are hurried along Until by and by 
we are found in the great channel of 
unbelief. Lei ii- t<-it every tempta- 
tion, as much as in u'8 lies, and through 
the great power uf Cud we shell eome 
off more than conquerors : remember- 
ing that prayer i> the greal weapon of 
our warfare, and without it we can ae- 
eoniplinh notliin eret eonimu- 

nion witli God are the mo- 

menta we eau enjoj , Mpeoiallj in time 
of trouble. There ie no friend on earth 
80 lovely and so good, lie ha.- prom- 
ised to eend In- angeUi to minister un- 
to us, if wo are pure in heart and de- 



sire nothing but to do his will. Then 
when fiery trials surround us, and we 
are almost overcome with grief, these 
angels lift our eyes and direct tbem to 
Calvary, where we behold the dying 
agonies of a dear Redeemer. What 
he has suffered for us that we may 
reign with him ! We are made to 
blush at our groans, and rejoice that 
we are counted worthy to suffer a lit- 
tle in comparison to his extreme ago- 
nies. And if you cannot often meet 
in the capacity of brethren and sisters, 
which is indeed a happy privilege to 
many, you can still meet your God in 
the closet, a privilege which no one 
can rob you of. 

You cau stand for God though you stand 
alone, 

With your heart at rest and your soul se- 
cure ; 

With the rock beneath, and in front the 
throne, 

You can stand and still endure. 

Mary Roiirer. 
Nonet/ Grove, Pa. 



Dear Brother Henry ; Please no- 
tice through the Companion that the 
brethren of the Northern District of 
Illinois, intend to meet together in 
church council (The Lord willing) on 
the 23rd. day of May next, in the 
brethren's meeting-house at Hickory 
Grove, Carroll Co. A lovefeast at 
the same p'ace on Saturday and 
Sunday previous. Also a number 
of lovefeasts through the different 
churches of northern Ills., till time 
of Annual Meeting ; the last one at 
Wadams Grove, Stephenson Co., 
(where the Annual Meeting was held 
in 1856) en the 4th and 5th of June, 
leaving ample time to arrive at place 
of Annual Sleeting on the evening of 
the 6th at '2 P. M. The brethren 
going to Annual Meeting are reques- 
ted to stop with us during the above 
named meetings and thus prevent 
the crowd at place of Annual Meet- 
ing before Monday evening the 9th. 
This is the Ottlj direct route of \': 
nual Meeting ; from Chicago v a 
Kreepoit Lena, lJunleith, Waterloo. 
ren leaving Lena in the morn- 
Ing arrive at Waterloo at "- l'. M. 

II ethren coming to l>istrict Meet- 
ing will ofa '. I • eport for 
it Carroll, where the brethren 
will b ■ t" J. la 
meeting, 1 mil !. l'rethren who 
wish to stop at the last named meet- 



ing will stop at Lena, two miles 
from place of meeting. 

l»y order of the church in Ills, 
and Iowa. 

b&ocH Eby. 
Duncannon, Ills. March 1st, 1870. 



Education. 

As there appears to be a growing 
interest among us in reference to ed- 
ucation, and the brethren of our 
state having taken the subject into 
consideration, and will present cu 
our next Annual Meeting resolutions 
touching the matter, we will try to 
present a few thoughts relative* to 
this important subject. 

We as a religious people are cer- 
tainly in the rear in affording facili- 
ties for our children to acquire an 
edncation ofa better grade than can 
be obtained in our Common Schools. 
And looking at the subject from an 
intelligent standpoint, has stirred up 
the minds of many of our old mem- 
bers to the importance of having 
schools under the control of our 
own people ; for many haTe learned 
to their sorrow that when their chil- 
dren go from home to these schools 
under the influence of other denom- 
inations, by the time they are through 
with their studies, they have so ful- 
ly imbibed their principles that thev 
seldom come to the church of the 
Brethren. There is a secret influ- 
ence exerted by teachers over tLeir 
pupils, that, notwithstanding Ik 
nothing to them upon the subj. 
Bible theology, they are still influ- 
enced towards his peculiar the 

I have in my miuu instance* where 
leading brethren'* children 
gone to the schools referred to and 
luence are in other church- 
es, and some of them preachers in 
iptist churches, whilst their 
father* are preaching for the Breth- 
ren. Thifl or c urse is not i 
it is not good. 

T!'i brother- 

hood BUOuld be .-til lid in . 

ibjpflt, a! I l : . -iiould 

make provisions fur th »q ( .f 

our own children. We are 
Bible for the influences which we 
throw around them while the 
mind is yet so susceptible I 
impressions. 



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CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



I \.:\ well know that every true 
brother and rister believei we Lave 
re truili in (nir church than all oili- 
er churches, and that they would cath- 
er see thpir children under the [nflu- 

• of brethren aa teachers than 
put them under Presbyterian, Metho- 
di.-t or nnv other reKgiout influeo 
Brethren I feel Bore that I am righl 
in nay eopvictiooa. Thuj being the 
-.', dent forget to go to our next A 
M. w i;li your minds prepared to coo- 
ler lid.- q u.ioariially, and 

let as, have a discussion from that 
authority favoring the establishment 
of Buch schools as our brethren may 

for the promo- 
tion ofthe nolilo eau-o that we as a 

body of christians represent in the 

world. I very well know that we 
have a few hwmbera who are still op- 
pOMd to education, but I am verv 
thaukful that they are greatly on the 
decrease. This class sometimes refer 
us to the Apostles, saying that the 
Savior chose illiterate men to preach 
the Gospel. "What ifh; did, he spent 
over three years in educating them, 
both by precept and example, and then 
increased their retentive powers so as 
to enaMe them to remember all the 
instructions he gave them. I do not 
believe we ever had men better educa- 
ted for the ministry than the ApOstleS 
were, from the foci we never have had 
such teachers as the Savior was. — 
God a! way- chose men qualified to ac- 
complish the labors devolving upon 
them, or if they lacked the essential 
qualifications he at once went to work 
and gave it to them. 

Look back to the time of the libera- 
tion of the Israelites. God chose a 
man well educated and his education 
was of 1 bat character that very pecu- 
liarity qualified him for the work. I 
mean AioeeS. And again when it be- 
came i d the I tobpel to 
tentUel who were men of educa- 
tion, Pan] was chosen a man of a lib- 
eral education, so that he could sav 
"are they learned ? so am I." So you 
see that education sanctified to a good 
purpose is a great help. If it were 
not for educated men we would not be 
able t read the Holy Script- 
ir vernacular tdngu6s. To 
be able fee translate Greek into English, 
the translator mm located m 
both. 9o you sea that education is a 
good thing when rightly appliad. 

I'amki, Smith. 



Script urnl Kuigma. 

I am composed o'' 45 iii 

it a Prophetess. 
My Vi H, ft, 85, IV IS, - 

was a king of A* ij 

My II . ■ rod made by 

the men of ' 

My 11, :;.'», 14, lf> mentioned in Joshua 14: 
14. 

. 8. 4. was a kjne ol II nnath. 

87, #0,81, 4t, wai a son of Ham. 
1, is a bird mentioned In the Bi- 
ble. 
My 127, U9, 15, L'4, 19, was nnelcan to the 

My 7. «0, 17, 86, '.7. is n Look in tne New 
lent. 

in building Solo- 
mon's temple. 

VI, wat commanded to be burned 
on tiie altar 



.t. 



My whole ivas spoken by Daniel the proph- 



Jacob Bock. 



Answer to Enigma No. 18. 

Leviticus. Deborah, Cedar, itosea, Asa, Ai, 
Nahuin, Citron, Whale. Nun, Tithe, Truth, 
Ye, City. Whole : •■Hear council and receive 
instruction that thou mayest tie trulv wise." 
Prow 19 : 20. 

Error in above named Enigma. "Valuable 
kind of word" is valuable kind of wood. The 
figure* intended for "truth" would spell 
'•truht." Enigmas are much harder to work 
when mistakes" occur. 

Emily R. Stittlcr. 

Also correctly answered by Peter Overhol- 
ser, Jacob Bock, Emma Minchart, T. Garst. 

Announcement s. 

The next Annual Meeting will be held In 
the Brethren's meeting-house, 4 miles south 
of the city of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, 
Iowa, and will begin on Tuesday after Pente- 
cost, June 7th, next. 

E. K. BEtenLET, 

S. M. MlLLEK 

Cor. See's 
DISTRICT MEETINGS 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, on the 
20th of May, in the Miugo branch, Montgom- 
ery county. 

Western District of Pennsylvania, ou the 
9th of May, in the Shade Creek braneh. 

M..--ouri District, Kith and 14th ot May, 
in the Walnut Creek branch, Johnson Co., 

Second District of Virginia, first I 
and Saturday in May, In tho Middle RItci 
braacb) Augusta Co., 

District of Wwt Virginia, 18th and 14th of 
May, Id the Bandy Creek branch, Prtstor. Co. 

Middle District of Indiana, on (he i 
Friday after (iood Friday, in the Lowar Deer 
Creek branch. 

LOYEFEASTS. 

Tlie Brethren in MHledgevfH* branch, Car 

roll County, 111., contemplate holding a com- 
munion meeting, Lord willing, on Wednesday 
and Thursday, being the last day of May and 
tlrst oi June next, commencing at 10 o'clock 
A. M. A cordial invitation is exteuded to all 
tbren and pedaTly to the la- 

boring brethren. By order of theChurch. 
Dvsir.i. M Mii.lbk. 

In the Jerusalem congregation, San Joaquin 
county California, on the 14th and 15th of 
May next. 



HIED. 

We admit no poetry under any cirevtmtan 
ecu in connection vit\ obituary notion. We 
withtouie all alike, and to* could not inurl 
vertex with all. 

In D lawarc county, Iud., December 11th, 
MAGGIEB. HOOVER, daughter of 
brother John and sister Elizabeth noover ; 
aged 'J years and 6 days. 

In the same f.unilv, MARY A. HOOVER) 
December 18th. Thus in two days the pa- 
rents were deprived by death oT their two lit* 
tic daughters. Disease Congestion of the 
Brain. These little ones were suddenly call- 
ed from their earthly home to their heavenly 
Fatln -r's house. Majrjric took sick on Mon- 
day night about 12 o'clock, and died Friday 
about 1 o'clock. Mary took sick Thursday 
about 10. and died Sunday morning about 8. 
Iii two little sisters were put in one coffin 
and buried in one grivc. May God comfort 
the hearts of the dear parents ; may they not 
mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral 
on Monday 14th. Occasion improved by 
brother John Studebaker and the writer from 
1st These, 4 : 18, to end of chapter, to a sol- 
emn and attentive andience. 

Is UAH J. Howard. 
In Wadam Grove branch, of Lnng Fever 
and Dropsy in the head, MAURICE WES- 
LEY, infant son of George and Lyiia JOR- 
DAN j aged 4 months and 11 days. Funeral 
services by brother John Wesley, from Matt. 
18 : 2, 3, 4. I can truly say with the servant 
Job, "the Lord giveth and the Lord Uaketh 
away, blessed be the name of the Lord." He 
hath taken my dear little one out of its suffer- 
ing to a world of glory where ii is free from 
all pain, for great were its sufferings here. 
We mourn not as those without hope, we 
know that our loss is its eternal gale. 

I.tdia Jordan- 
In Moultrie Co., 111., November 10, 1869, 
brother SAMUEL HAMM ; aged 45 years, 2 
months, and 7 days. Ho left a wife and five 
children to mourn their loss. His funeral 
was preached In Montgomery County Iud., 
on the second Sunday in February, by Rob- 
ert H. Miller, from 2 Cor. 5:1,2 The bereft 
sister is a sister to the writer. 

Daniel n. Himes. 
Eeb. 7th, in the Mohican branch, Wavne 
county, Ohio, 3ARBARY FRANTZ, daugh- 
ter ot brother Jacob and 6i6ter Barbary Wohl- 
gamutb. But a few weeks before her death 
our young friend had all the prospects of life 
and happiness in this world that any of our 
most favored young people have ; having been 
a bride but a short time before the relentless 
senger of d 'ath called upon the parents, 
brothers, sifters, and the young husband to 
part with one of their most loved ones. Oh 
how solemn did wc all feel. A series of meet- 
ings were in progress at the time, at the meet- 
ing-house close by, brethren Nicholson and 
Keim being with us on a mission of love. 
The father of the deceased came to me one 
evening and stated that his daughter was ve- 
ry sick and requested a visit from mo and sev- 
eral others whom she especially desired to 
We immediately left the meeting in 
charge of the other brethren, and went ac- 
companied by brother flenry Worst and oth- 
ers. Wo found her indeed 6ick both mental- 
ly and physically. Wc sang several hymns, 
read the parable of the prodigal son, In Luke 
1-Vh, explained as well as we could how wo 
all strayed away from our Father's house ; 
bow uncertain all tilings in this "far coun- 
try" arc ; and how very willing our heavenly 
Futher is to receive us back again, If we are 
willing to come penitent and willing to obey. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



175 



She believed the word ; we prayed with her. 
Oh, we thought If eter God heard our pray- 
ers it was then. We still believe he did. Af- 
ter prayer she seemed entirely composed. I 
thought she looked more like an an<rel than 
a mortal being. She desired to follow her 
Savior into the watery irrave, but when told 
that she was too weak then to da so, she was 
satisfied to leave her case entirely in the hands 
ol the Lord, and we feel satisfied that her will 
was accepted for the aet. We then after a few 
words of encouragement left her, hoping she 
would be able in a few days to obey the word, 
but the Dext word we got was the mournful 
tidings "she is dead." Thus as a flower of 
the Held she was cut down, but we hope to 
bloom again in the Elysian fields of glory, 
her age was 21 years less three days, on the 
9th she was placed In her last earthly house 
in the Mohican graveyard. Her funeral was 
attended by an unusually large crowd of peo- 
ple. Occasion improved by the writer 
ed by brother Nicholson and others from the 
message which Isaiah the Prophet brought 
to Hezeklah the King : "Set thy house in or- 
der for thou shalt die and not live." 

P. J. Bi'.own. 

F. I.ruary 84th, at the house of her son, 
brother Isaac Kemper, near I.sna, Stephen- 
eon county, 111., SUSANNA MARGARET, 
widow of brother Adam KEMPER, who died 
about twenty years ago, at Ephrata, Pa. ; 
aged 83 years, 10 months, and 28 days. Oc- 
casion improved by brethren Enoch Eby and 
Daniel Fry, from Numbers 23 : 10, latter part. 
Allen Boter. 
Vititor please copy. 

In the C'onetiKunr'a branch, Cambria Co., 
Pcnna., February 19th, DAVID tiK"\ 
of brother Thomas and sister Susan Grove ; 
aged 21 years, mouths, and 20 days. 

This young man had beet) lick, but was re- 
covering, so that lie could walk around : wbeu 
he was suddenly taken with a violent pain in 
the bowels. The physician was called, but 
human aid seemed to fail. He then sent for 
the brethren, aud requested to be immersed, 
and could hardly wait until the work was ac- 
complished. He lived fir hours afterwards. 
This is a loud call to the young. Funeral 
services by the writer and other brethren, 
from Job 14 : 14. 

Solomon Bbnshoof. 



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Volume VI. 



TYRONE, PA. TUESDAY, MARCH. 22 1870. 



IBER 12. 



Selected by J. Weybrtght. 
Mar.v Magtlulouo. 

Bi Fearotb S. Ki:v. 
To the hall ol • came the sinful and fair, 

She beard in tbe city I ... rc ; 

Unheeding tin- splendor that blazed on tho board 

She silently knelt at the feet of the Lord. 

The hair on bw forehead, m sad and so me 
Hung dark on the blushes that burned iu her cheek; 
And go sad and a i lowly she knelt in her shame. 
It seemed that her spirit bad fled from her 

Tbe frown and 'he murmur weui round through them all 
That, one 80 unhallowed should tread iu that hall, 
And some said tbe p ior would be objeel 

he wealth of the perfume .-he poured ai bis ' 

She heard but her Savior, she spoke hut in si 
And she dare not look up to the heaven of I 
And the tears gU8hed forth with each heave .'flier 1 
While her lips to his .-andal.- were throbbju 

In the sky after a tempest as shineth the bow, 
Iu the glance of 

lie looked on the lo.-t one, her sins are for»-i 
And Mary went forth in the beauty of Heaven. 



For the Com] anion. 
Work ol the Righteous \'o. 2. 

iir D. B. Mejji 
"The work ot the righteous shall be pen 

Long ago this prophetic line became a sacred 
attestation to the real character ot a righi 
person. The holy prophet, who wrote the 
"spake as he was moved by the Holy Gfcoi 
The declaration has, therefore, a proper origin : 
its origin is heavenly and Divine. In this - 
as well as in many others, trayed the ( 

acter of a righteous man or woman.' one 

who pretends to be righteous bill one wh 
righteous. -The work of the ri I U be 

pes Not may ' 

can f ft 1 

i's work shall b 
work i* p ...,-. Strife and contention ar 
tributes of a character of right* out 

they belong to the dominion in, the 

thai ol all evil. The work uf unrighteous 

is unholy strife, but tin- work of the right 

peace. It . , during tl. 

"the law and the prophets," and it is nb . 



but even more, so in the present dispensation ol 
"grace and truth." Now it is declared that 
"Blessed arc th -makers, for they shall be 

called the child,, n of God." So the work of the 
children of God is peace, or making peace. God 
is the Author of peace. Ifis sovereil one 

of peace. He cannot :" permit-war in his realm. 
Peace, order and holiness forever will reign su- 
preme within the limitations of God's jurisdic- 
tion ; for the very ideas of war, and disorder, 
and unholiness are in direct and hostile coll; 
with the character and Divine perfections of the 
Deity. Any element whose, tendency is to 
unite, to disarc - to corrupt, cannot he tol- 

erated in Jehovah's habitations. Man is the 
subject of redemption, and it is the purpose 01 

11 kemer to prepare the redeemed lor heir- 
ship to the lb. . .ly inheritance j audi 
iii.it this purp y be executed or eurried 

uian must ac-. ll( ji. 

on whi | re . 

ited, r. !*■ Ilioua men, nstitute 

tiiem ot his, Kingdom. Tl i mdi- 

tione are plainly . Gospel'Si rip- 

works of unrighteous- 
aith toward the Lord Christ or a 

icaJ belief in Ids Divinity and ^a^iny; au- 
and baptism for the n s, — 

\cts oi the A .\ 

with ' 
Ulopur adoption into the -hous •hob! 

ubitabl) o , v ui (he re<- p- 

' ' the Uolj S ■ aaj be 

q that 
The man who doub 

limit 

■ 
i. velaUon, ■ 

salvation ai bed 



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willingly mutilates the essentia] teachings of 
Holy YVrit, — that individual, we say by author- 
ity, i 9 himself not only to "the right 
judgment of God," but to the vengeance which, 
future <1 iv, will be taken "on them that 
I. and l/i'tt obey not the <!<>*}>< I of 
hriat.** 
My kind reader, dost thou "observe all things 
commanded" hisdi 
the Scriptures," and sec what thou yet 
The work oi righteousness only will 
ire happiness for your soul in the world to 
your perfect peace with God, and 
a life o that you may depart in peace. 

11* o, Pa. 

for the Companion. 
The Serpent Versus the Woman 

I j last week reading the biography 
■ other Abraham Rothrock, I was again for- 
v reminded of the enmity which the Lord 
told the old serpent alter the first transgression 
in Eden, he would put between the two genera- 
aying, "I will put enmity between thee 
and the woman, and between thy seed and her 
d." This is the decree of the Most High 
though not the penalty for transgressing his com- 
mand. Then, some time after the announce- 
ment of th: e, two sons were born to our 
first parents : Lines were Cain and Abel. 

Cain posessed that enmity, because he 

of that wicked one, (1 John 3, 12.) and he was 

a type of the children of disobedience, through 

all "time unto the end of the world. But Abel 

herd ; he was honest and upright, 

ithful, but persecuted and finally slain 

h the enmity which the Lord had put be- 

: ions — between thy seed ami 

the Abel was a type of the wo- 

h is the church of God. He was also 

'Oman's seed, which was promised 

iv, who was to bruise 

; and when he offered sacri- 

l, he took a lamb, the "firstlings," or 

; his flock, which was also a type of 

I, which tak( th away the sin 

1 :" and he offend it in faith, and 

for hia i .:. Bui w 

his brother Abel was more highly 

Lord, than he «as, he became 

nous, for he was selfish and his 



works were i vil, because he was of that wicked 
on.', who was a murderer from the beginning. 
Hut we must remember that Cain also pro- 
.1 v.ligion : he pretended to serve the Lord : 
he offered sacrifice, but in his own righte< 

: he was a hypocrite, a false worshipper, as 
there are thousands now-a-days, and have been 
in all pi . who, in their devotions have a 

form of godliness, but in their works, they deny 
the power thereof. Aiad as the Prince of dark- 
ness, who is an enemy of all righteousness, is 
transformed into an angel of light, as he was al- 
ready when he appeared to our first parents in 
the garden of Eden, in the disguise of a harm- 
less, beautiful serpent, so his seed love darkness 
rather than light, and are enemies to all right- 
eousness. For if the old Hypocrite had appear- 
ed in his true colors, as the Prince of darkness, our 
first, parents would not have been deceived, and 
he could not have brought his offspring spiritu- 
ally in the shape of human lorm into the world, 
appearing outwardly as the offspring of God, 
and his worshippers as the worshippers of God. 
But now the two generations are in this world 
under the types of Cain and Abel, as the chil- 
dren of darkness, and the children of light; and 
the enmity which God put between the two 
generations, is still manifest among the children 
of darkness, and will continue so until the end 
of time. The children of darkness are the chil- 
dren of this world which lieth in darkness, and 
they bate the children of light, who are pilgrims 
and strangers in this world, seeking a world to 
come wherein dwelleth righteousness — because 
the Lord has respect for the children of light 
and for their offspring : and the children of 
darknes i are condemned already, because they 
do not s'neerely believe in the name of the only 
begotten Son of God. (John 3. 18.) since they 
"love da kness rather than light, because their 
deeds are evil. For every one that doeth evil 
hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, 
lest his deeds should be reproved." This enmity 
which we think is good in its place, has been 
manifest in all ages ; for, which of the prophets 
and holy apostles, have the enemies of right- 
eousness not persecuted and slain \ And many 
more of whom the worl by. being 

destitute, afflicted, tormented, (Ileb 11,38.) 
They wandered about in sheep skins and goat 
skins, in desert, and in mountains, and in dens 



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and caves of the earth. They were scon: 
and stoned : they suffered bonds and impri 
ments, that they might obtain a better resurrec- 
tion. 

A moral man who is not attached to any 
creed or false doctrine, will seldom be found to 
possess much of that enmity against the children 
of light, but very often they will almost be 
suaded to be a christian. But immoral men and 
false professors, hypocrites and enemies to - the 
name of Jesus Christ, have in all ages possessed 
that enmity which the Lord put between the 
two generations. And it seems to me it must 
be so, to make the children of light look upv 
for a better home from whence there Cometh 
help ; because here we have no home, and the 
things of this world are not our own. 'i 
were all lost through Adam's fall. Because when 
Adam fell where his deceiver fell, he fell h • 
yet than he, he fell under him ; and lost his glo- 
ry and his majesty. And his deceiver, the old 
hypocrite usurped his whole dominion and held 
mankind in bondage. But because God 
planted a seed in Adam, which was immortal, 
spiritual, in his similitude, because God is a spir- 
it, he knew that his seed would prosper, and 
therefore he put enmity between the two ge 
ations, that the old serpent and his seed should 
persecute the woman's seed until the measure of 
their evils should be full, that unto his charge, 
God might lay the blood of all the prophets, 
of all that were slain on the earth, from the 
blood of righteous Abel to the blood of the last 
saint which is shed upon the earth. Nov since 
these things are so let us not despair win n hyp- 
ocrites and false professor* hate us, and speak 
all manner of evil us. Let ns rather re- 

joice if we have brethren who are accou 
worthy to suffer persecution lor the sake of .1 - 
tut Christ, that their reward may tx I in 

heaven. 

.1 \ Y. Hi:< ki.ki: 

BdrleysvilU, Pa, 

-•► • -mtm 

A Sad mid Terrible At-cidt'iit. 

This oeijrbborhood was startled by ili«' lu- 
ll!. • calami) v i bal occurred al John 
N B. eoroer of tbia oouotj riday afternoon. 

The boiler of a II exploded, l>ii!i j : 

nu n Pour wi 
mill, tbt three others were carpenb 

by, wh'i L.ui belter in the mill from 

raiu. Out other BSD bail left the mill but I 



a trai